Over two-thirds of Americans believe that President Obama's signature stimulus bill was a waste, a new poll found Tuesday.
Sixty-eight percent of Americans said they think the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was a "waste," compared to just 29 percent who think the money was well-spent, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Tuesday morning.
The figure suggests that the cornerstone of the Obama administration's agenda to bolster the economy has fallen flat with voters as elections loom in four weeks. The poll also hints that the White House's effort to sell the bill to the public has been far from successful.
Do you agree with this poll?
Answer by agentwanda at 2:47 PM on Oct. 5, 2010
I don't believe it was a "total waste". A lot of people were helped. It's only a "total waste" to the people that don't like Obama.
I have nothing personal against Obama I don't care for his policies as our President. I was furious when Dems and Reps passed the first rounds of stimulus and Bush signed them. Then when Obama and Dems passed more after it was clear stimulus doesn't do anything to help I was even more furious. Some of us are rational thinkers and realize doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is insane.
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