The sense of Congress is that...

President Obama's mortgage proposal is a bad idea. Giving mortgages to people who couldn't afford them is exactly what caused the housing bubble and the financial crisis in the first place. The government should not use taxpayer dollars to help pay for the houses they can't afford.

183

42%

252

58%

The minority position is that President Obama's debt proposal is a good idea. We should make it easier for borrowers whose homes are worth less than their mortgages to stay in their homes, and the looming threat of foreclosures is holding back our economy.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, October 30-November 2, 2011, N=340, margin of error +/-5.31%