Poll: Public backs Obama’s stimulus plan.

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds strong public support for President-elect Obama’s stimulus plans and broad disapproval for conservative desires to give tax breaks to big businesses. Some highlights:

wsjpoll.gif— “Asked whether Republicans in Congress should do everything to stand firm for their party’s principles and oppose the legislation, or look to compromise with the Obama administration, 68% of Republicans and independents chose compromise, with 20% picking standing firm.”

— “By a nearly 2-to-1 ratio, people preferred government spending to create jobs over tax cuts to give Americans more money to spend. Large majorities endorsed many details in the plan, with 89% saying they like the idea of creating jobs through increasing production of renewable energy and making public buildings more energy efficient.”

— “The survey listed areas where Mr. Obama could potentially be seen as going “too far.” The only one where a majority of people registered concern was with providing aid to corporations facing bankruptcy.”