A new Gallup poll shatters the Republican talking point that the economic stimulus package is unpopular and that Obama has hurt himself by supporting it:
So two-thirds of the American people approve of how Obama is handling the stimulus package, while nearly 60% disapprove of how the GOP has handled it. Who would have thought that working to get something done is more popular than obstructionism?
A full 80% of the American people believe the stimulus package is important, with 51% saying it’s critically important; that aligns with a February 4th CBS News Poll showing the stimulus package with 51% approval and 39% disapproval, as well as a February 4th USA Today/Gallup poll showing that 52% favor it and 38% oppose it.
The American people support the economic stimulus package, they support President Obama, but they vehemently oppose the right’s culture of obstruction.