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Poll finds majority pessimistic on OBAMA JOB PLAN, economy – The Hill

September 14, 2011

Poll finds majority pessimistic on Obama job plan, economy

By Daniel Strauss – 09/14/11 08:13 AM ET

A slim majority of Americans don’t think President Obama’s recently announced job-creation plan will slash unemployment, a new poll found.

According to a Bloomberg poll released Wednesday, 51 percent of Americans don’t think Obama’s American Jobs Act will lower the country’s unemployment rate. The poll found that 40 percent think Obama’s jobs package has a chance of creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate.

Additionally, the Bloomberg poll found that 62 percent of Americans do not approve of how Obama has handled the economy, while 33 percent approve.

The Bloomberg poll comes almost a week after Obama announced his new $447 billion job-creation legislation, made up of new infrastructure spending, additional unemployment insurance benefits and an extension of the employee payroll tax cut introduced earlier this year.

via Poll finds majority pessimistic on Obama job plan, economy – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

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