Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Personal Liberty Digest Poll

Just under 5K folks voted in the poll

1) Who is most to blame for America’s current economic crisis?
60% voted: Democrats and US Congress
22% voted: The Bush Administration
4% voted: Wall Street
12% voted: Banks and sub-prime lenders
2% voted: Real estate and mortgage professionals
0% voted: Investors
2% voted: Home buyers

2) Do you agree government bailouts are the answer to America’s financial crisis?
14% voted: Yes
78% voted: No
8% voted: Undecided

3) Do you believe the American taxpayers should have to foot the bill for our financial systems mistakes?
15% voted: Yes, we have to or we’ll end up in a prolonged recession or worse a depression.
21% voted: No, America is too far in debt already.
61% voted: Absolutely not, the American people should never be responsible for bailing out the private sector.
3% voted: Undecided

4) Do you believe the government bailouts will ultimately rescue our country's financial system?
14% voted: Yes
77% voted: No
9% voted: Undecided

5) Do you believe Barack Obama was the best choice to handle the country's future economic policy?
25% voted: Yes
70% voted: No
5% voted: Undecided

5 comments:

Linoge said...

You really have to wonder how the Great and Almighty Obamamessiah got elected with numbers like that... Or is this just an acute case of "buyer's remorse"...?

Karen I.S. said...

Linoge, dear, read the poll -- 70% of the people who answered this poll didn't vote for Obama. He got elected because the people who voted for him didn't vote in this poll.

Which really isn't surprising, as the poll itself is sponsored by a conservative Christian organization.

It's not a bad poll by any means, but the people taking it are definitely from a certain sliver of society and their answers are pretty predictable based upon that.

Anonymous said...

We are all to blame for what is happening in our country's economy and we need to get over the finger pointing. We've been on a selfishness binge and can't seem to see that we are our own worst enemy. Of course, having sold off and out our country to China by making bad business deals on the backs of capitalistic greed has not helped us at all.

JD said...

Easy to say we are all to blame after Obama has crashed and burned. He was a total failure and did nothing but vastly increase our debt. now you want to share the blame? No way dude. The Democrats controled Congress and past the vast majority if not all the legislation that did this to us and the housing marking, banks etc. . . . get over it and face facts

JD said...

Easy to say we are all to blame after Obama has crashed and burned. He was a total failure and did nothing but vastly increase our debt. now you want to share the blame? No way dude. The Democrats controled Congress and past the vast majority if not all the legislation that did this to us and the housing marking, banks etc. . . . get over it and face facts