Would you favor additional government spending to create jobs and stimulate the economy?The results are not surprising: 60% of respondents said "yes", including 52% of independents. Who doesn't want more jobs and a stimulated economy?
Gallup is usually credible but I have to chide them for this one, because the question could (and should) have been worded much differently. I'd have probably asked it this way:
Would you favor additional government spending intended to create jobs and stimulate the economy, even if it wouldn't end up doing either?Maybe the results would have been a little different.