For a lawyer, Judd Legum is a bad liar
Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, Former Maryland Lt. Governor and current RNC Chairman Michael Steele said that President Barack Obama’s approach to economic stimulus was not supported by the American people. Steele said that “the president is upside-down with the voters on this issue.”
Today, a new poll by Gallup shows that the American people strongly support Obama’s handling of the stimulus issue:
With the Senate poised to vote Tuesday on an $827-billion version of the economic recovery plan, 62% of U.S. voters want the plan to include more tax
cutsand less government spending.
Just 14% would like to move in the opposite direction with more government spending and fewer tax cuts, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty percent (20%) would be happy to pass it pretty much as is, and five percent (5%) are not sure…
….An analysis by Scott Rasmussen notes that the stimulus debate is now driven by a tug-of-war between the popularity of President
Obamaand the nation’s deeply ingrained reluctance to increase government spending. Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters believe that increased spending is generally bad for the economy. On the other hand, 57% say tax cuts are generally good for the economy . Overall, 37% of voters favor the stimulus plan and 43% are opposed. Most of those who are undecided have a favorable opinion of the new president and are likely to give him the benefit of the doubt.
I understand that Legum is just covering for his President, who is already cruising towards the title of least effective President ever (why else would he have stopped governing and started campaigning today….at least he knows how to do that). But Legum stating that people support the stimulus package is nothing short of a bold-faced lie.
I give Legum credit though, it looks like he set all sorts of state blogosphere speed records in torching one’s credibility…