CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 12-16, 2009. N=895 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.
"So far, do you think Barack Obama's policies have made the economy better, made the economy worse, or haven't his policies had any effect on the economy yet?"
Better Worse No Effect Unsure % % % %
32 15 48 5
"As you may know, the budget deficit is the shortfall when the amount of money the government spends is more than the amount of money it takes in. How much have you heard or read about the federal government's current budget deficit: a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"
A Lot Some Not Much Nothing % % % %
38 36 20 6
"Which comes closer to your own view? The federal government should spend money to stimulate the national economy, even if it means increasing the budget deficit, OR the federal government should NOT spend money to stimulate the national economy and should instead focus on reducing the budget deficit."
Unsure % % %
41 52 7
"So far, do you think the Obama Administration has developed a clear plan for dealing with the current budget deficit, or hasn't it developed one yet?"
Has a Plan Doesn't Have
a Plan Yet
Unsure % % %
30 60 10
Saturday, June 20, 2009
52% want Barack to Reduce Deficit
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 11:40 AM