The sense of Congress is that...

The federal government is squandering money on pork-barrel projects, bank and auto bailouts, and big spending programs that create few private sector jobs.

176

40%

259

60%

The minority position is that the federal government has to do more during times of economic crisis, and spending by the government stimulates the economy and creates jobs.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, April 25-April 27, 2010, N=276, margin of error +/-5.65%