The David Plouffe strategy for election 2010, promoted by the White House’s political advisor, suggests that Democrats should “make sure voters understand what the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act did for the economy.” Anything less would be considered “bed-wetting,” he wrote in the Washington Post in January.
So, how’s that working for you?
Just 25% of voters nationwide believe the economic stimulus package created jobs and voters are counting on decisions made by business owners more than government officials to create the jobs needed by the nation… The new survey found that just 29% believe last year’s economic stimulus plan has helped the economy while 43% believe it hurt. Not surprisingly, there is little appetite for another round. By a 69% to 15% margin, voters believe tax cuts is a better way to create jobs rather than more government spending.