If you’re running for re-election on the stimulus, it’s officially time to start wetting the bed. 

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.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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