More often than not news organizations use polls to manufacture stories, particularly when the polls seem to confirm the cognoscenti’s predisposition. Two recent Rasmussen polls are running against the tide of elite media opinion on the issue of government spending. One poll “>efficacy (or lack of) of the Stimulus Legislation:
Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans say the rest of the new government spending authorized in the $787-billion economic stimulus plan should now be canceled. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 36% disagree and 20% are not sure.
As Glenn Reynolds’s noted, it’s becoming a bit more than obvious that this issue is getting under the Democrat’s skin because they have doubled down on the “It’s Bush’s fault” argument. That phenomenon was reflected in the comments to my post yesterday. Voters, well attuned to the concept of credit risk, are apparently paying attention to record government borrowing, government spending and rising interest rates. It’s not rocket science, the Obama administration just wants us to think it is.