Public Dissatisfied With Washington’s Economic Fixes

Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:49am

Nearly two-thirds of adults polled nationwide by Rassmussen over the weekend believe that the government is not doing enough to turn around the economy. Sixty-three percent of respondents don’t think the government is taking sufficient action to curb the downturn, and only 19 percent think the government response is adequate.

Although the poll of 1,000 adults released today indicates a widespread belief that the government should do more, respondents don’t agree on what “more” means. While 32 percent advocate an increase in federal regulation of financial markets and 22 percent support less regulation, more than one quarter of respondents (27 percent) are not sure whether or how the government should regulate policy.