yep, america likes the american jobs act

ABC: President Obama has jumped to a 15-point lead over the Republicans in Congress in trust to handle job creation, a sign the president’s $450 billion jobs package has hit its mark in public opinion. Fifty-two percent support the plan – and most say it just might work.

Overall approval of the U.S. Congress, meanwhile, has dropped to its lowest in polls dating back to the mid-1970s. And of the eight in 10 Americans who are dissatisfied with the way the country’s political system is working, more blame the Republicans in Washington than the president.

…. A month ago, Americans divided evenly, 40-40 percent, on whom they trusted more to handle job creation, Obama or the congressional Republicans. Now, after his jobs proposal and ongoing promotion of his plan, it’s 49-34 percent….

The president’s also maintained a large advantage over the Republicans in Congress in being seen as more concerned with the interests of middle-class Americans, now 52-32 percent. And the GOP, by a vast 70-17 percent, is seen as being more concerned than Obama with protecting the interests of the wealthy…

…. Obama’s jobs proposal has won some positive notice: Fifty-two percent of Americans support it, with 36 percent opposed and the rest withholding opinion. Even 21 percent of Republicans like the idea, as do 47 percent of independents (vs. 38 percent opposed) and more than eight in 10 Democrats.

Notably, somewhat more, 58 percent, think Obama’s jobs package, if it passed Congress, in fact would do a great deal or somewhat to create jobs – including 91 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and a quarter of Republicans….

…. Seventy-five percent of Americans support raising taxes on Americans with annual incomes over $1 million….

Taxing millionaires in fact is one of the rare political issues to draw bipartisan majority support – 57 percent from Republicans, 75 percent among independents and 89 percent among Democrats. Even among supporters of the Tea Party political movement, 55 percent support raising taxes on millionaires, although this drops to 36 percent of “strong” Tea Party backers…..

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57 Responses to “yep, america likes the american jobs act”

  1. October 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Morning Chips! Brilliant news to wake up to 🙂

  2. October 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Good Morning I’ve been using the Tweet tool. What a brilliant idea. Too bad Cantor doent even tweet!

  3. 7 mtmarilyn
    October 5, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Good morning TOD family and wonderful Chips. What a great way to wake up. I just tweeted this great news

  4. 8 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Once again, America knows who’s fighting for it.

    And on another note, I read on Twitter that Morning Joke didn’t even show up for work this morning. He must be soooo sad that his boy Christie isn’t running, and that the Democrat won in the WV gubernatorial race last night. And Chuckie Todd has been spinning out of control about WV not mattering after being SURE before the actual election that it had significant implications for President Obama’s re-election in 2012. Talk about SPIN!

    • October 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

      West Va was a good win for us. It wasnt a squeaker as they said. He won 50%. Howard Dean said a bit about it on Joe this morning. why would people want their unions busted and their school ruined? Why would they want the money to go to Corps?

    • 11 Fred
      October 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

      morning Hope.Had Tomblin lost last night the MSM would have made a huge fuss about it and would certainly call it “another red flag” for the President

      hell I’ve been on ABC all day and haven’t heard jack 🙄

    • October 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

      You should have seen Morning Joke. “Eeeka” just whined and whined abt Christie and how people like Eugene Robinson had been unfair to say the bully’s weight was a sign that he was undisciplined and that him making his decision in the face of all the pressure was a sign of discipline, blah, blah. She was vomit inducing.

      Then they had that loser and tool Harold Ford on to bash the president. He’s such a jealous fool. Howard Dean was the only Dem on and he praised the President, said he’s been on fire doing exactly the right thing. I cracked up when “Eeeka” was whining about the President attacking poor little Eric Cantor. She said to Howard, “let me tell you what Cantor had to say” and Dean cut her off by saying “I don’t care what he has to say.”

      It was great.

      Of course, they completely ignored this poll.

      • 13 Linda
        October 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

        They make me sick on that show…….Especially that slob Mike Barnicle.

      • 14 Fred
        October 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

        I can’t afford to suffer from high blood pressure since I don’t have it in the first place watching these RW tools PoO 😆 .I send you a virtual hug because you are strong and can stomach them but I honestly can’t

        • October 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

          Oh, Fred, you are so funny. I hope you are doing better. I really wanted to watch today because I wanted to see Morning Joke crying and whining. He wasn’t even man enough to come to work. Remember when our President had to face the press after the 2010 midterm loses? He stood before the haters strong. Morning Joke is such a coward.

          • 16 Fred
            October 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

            glad I can make you 😆 PoO 🙂 I am doing well thank you for asking.Hope you well too.My guess is Joe is crying in his sheets and the though of that makes my day 😆 Joe is a joke;coward and an insult

            • 17 JoJothecat
              October 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

              One bully feeling sorry for the other bigger bully. Christie wants to run in 2016. I hope NJ sends him packing down the road.

      • 18 PoliticalJunkessa
        October 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

        Harold Ford is still talking somewhere? 🙄

    • October 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Love how Todd and company were so sure District 9 was a referendum on Obama and I’m sure if Bill Maloney had one won last night that would have only cemented their talking point.

      BTW USA Today said “Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin overcame weeks of Republican attack ads to win the West Virginia governor’s race Tuesday, successfully distancing himself from the Obama administration and the president’s health care plan.”


      Tomblin only distanced himself so much from Obama as he just “asked the Early Childhood Development Council to take the lead on the application process for Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge so West Virginia has the opportunity to enhance the quality of our early childhood programs and receive a portion of the federal dollars available.”


      Tomblin like every other mayor and governor outside of Kasich, Scott and Walker needs the money. This and making sure Manchin shows up to vote for the AJA would be a huge boost for him in 2012.

  5. 20 desertflower
    October 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Morning everyone! Great news to wake up to this morning! Let’s keep the pressure up…they are so out of touch,that if their inaction and obstruction wasn’t so hurtful and damaging, it would be laughable. Call Rep. Wolf today to say thank you for calling out the Norquist Pledge crowd….

  6. 21 desertflower
    October 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Rep. Wolf’s phone # 202-225-5136

    • 22 sherijr
      October 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

      I just called him- told his staffer that this Democrat appreciates his honesty on the Norquist bs.. that my congressman has signed that pledge and its disgusting.. thus Rep Wolf’s remarks were spot on.. she was quiet but thanked me politely. thanks for posting his phone number.

  7. 23 Fred
    October 5, 2011 at 9:23 am

    yes yes yes Mr President keep on pounding that pulpit and calling names;every day;all day;wherever you go 😀

    • October 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

      Dean said that The Pres is on fire. If he can keep it up for 13 months then were in!

      • 25 Fred
        October 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

        unlike Dean I understand when the President has to “pull back” but yes I like the shift in tactic and the name calling.It’s aggressive and being the tennis fan that I am;in tennis they say “aggression wins” and “fortune favors the brave” so that’s a double yes for me.Good morning Sukey 😉

      • October 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

        ‘If he can keep it up for 13 months then were in!’

        We’d be ‘in’ too if Dean and people like him (i.e. Democrats with access to media) sang a consistent song of support for the next 13 months! I hope he included himself in the ‘keep it up’?

        • 27 JoJothecat
          October 5, 2011 at 10:47 am


        • 28 57andFemale
          October 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

          I was disheartened yesterday, reading the comments to Booman’s excellent post on “Hey PL, Obama’s doing exactly what you wanted him to do. When are you going to starting cheering?”

          Almost all the comments: too little, too late, yada yada. Just depressing.

          I have always contended that IF Obama had come out swinging for a bigger stimulus, Medicare for All, or any of the other things we know he wanted and the bills had gone down in flames, the PL would have whined, “We elected a compromiser in chief. All we got was someone who can’t get us anything.”

          With a clear, real, perilous enemy, these jackasses still can’t pull together. Disgusting.

          • October 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

            Although it’s hard, 57, you have to shake these whiners off. They do nothing themselves and sit back and mouth off about someone else not doing enough. The president did exactly what he had to do–get legislation through Congress when he had the chance. He knew that if a Republican Congress came in, nothing would get done. He could not have gotten the stimulus, banking reform or health care at all if he had not won some Republican senators. When the Repubs came in he had to get the pin out of the debt ceiling granade (because the Dems had let him down again in not dealing with it) He accomplished that beautifully. And now he is unleashed to fight, fight, fight. And he is, in my opinion, just getting started.

          • 30 utaustinliberal
            October 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

            The PL can’t seem to take the blinders off and see we have a FANTASTIC President. They’ve never lifted a finger to advance a cause that helps the middleclass. All they do is whine, whine, whine. Nothing he ever does is good enough for them. As far as I’m concerned they can rot in their jealous hell. WE THE PEOPLE will make sure PBO wins a second term.

            Hey 57andFemale. No need to get disheartened. There’ll be many more of them on blogs and on tv trying to tell us that PBO has “disappointed” us, that he hasn’t “achieved” anything… yada yada yah. We know the TRUTH and we know all they spew are lies lies lies. So chin up and do your part to spread the message about what a phenomenal President we’re lucky to have.

          • October 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

            They were like that in 2009. The “I supported him but am now disillusioned” memo started early. So many were never in it for the long haul.

          • 32 L3
            October 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

            The President cannot regain support he never had. I wouldn’t give them the time of day.

  8. October 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Good Morning, Chips and TOD family! I’m signing in for a brief stint of duty before going on the road for awhile. It’s always good to start the day on a positive note. 😆 Hope everyone feels a sense of accomplishment by the end of our day of contact to remind senators and news people that we are exist, and are very aware of what’s (not) going on. Let’s Press On. #Pass the bill Congress & Senate. Give the President something to sign,

  9. 34 desertflower
    October 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I just called Wolf’s office…..appreciated the call. Will pass the message along to him.

  10. 35 desertflower
    October 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Republicans”:Keeping millions out of work, to put one man out of a job!”

  11. 36 Fred
    October 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

    VIDEO: Bachmann agrees with “impeach” Obama wish

  12. 37 desertflower
    October 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Totally O/T…but man, this guy can write!

  13. 40 Me4obama
    October 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Morning TODVILLE, I have had a great morning with my archenemy chuckie Todd. #PRESSON. Great news all around.

  14. October 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Heads up:

    @petermaercbs PETER MAER
    Senate #Democratic leaders set 11:15amET newser to “discuss plans for advancing” Obama job creation plan.

  15. October 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Good Morning TOD family

    So great to wake up to all this activity.

    Let’s all make this the day we sneak in as many phone calls, tweets, email and blog posts about the jobs bill as we can manage. We can clean the house and do laundry smoe other day (not likely :->)

    To anyone who has the time to pester the reluctant Democrats who are dragging their feet

    A list can be found here. If you hear of more reluctant Dems post to the blog and I will add their names


  16. 45 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Good Morning Chips! Good Morning TOD Fam!

    Chips, if you can get a good video source for this, it would be great…sorry, dailykos is the only place I could find it.


    This guy, who was one of my favorites over at dailykos (he posts under the name MinistryOfTruth and his real name is Jesse), is an unabashed Obama supporter, and now a working class hero spokesman. He absolutely destroyed the Faux News idiot interviewing him at Occupy Wall Street and refused to speak ill of PBO. He is forceful, fiery and has his stuff together. He is 100x the person that Joe the Plumber or Velma the Exhausted were, but I don’t expect him to be featured on any panels in the MSM any time soon. That’s okay, though, because he’s really going places, I predict.

    Just amazing stuff. Let’s help make it viral. 😉

  17. October 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    As we unleash the power of this blog – don’t forget to keep track of the actions you are taking. I am printing out “Press On” goodies as we speak. Last week we had 4 winners, wouldn’t it be fun to have 44 this week.

    My house feels like Santa’s workshop. My daughters are cutting out the photos of the Press On image and helping me make buttons and magnet holders. Our entire family likes to do crafts – so keep us busy – by burning up the phone lines and tweeting your fingers to the bone.

    For those who need a little inspiration – here is the web page that shows some of the Press On goodies (I find new stuff all the time at Michaels and Joanne’s Fabrics)


    • 49 Olivia
      October 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

      I have emailed, snail mailed, and tweeted like crazy in the last two days: my Senators from FL; my Congressman; Sen. Reid; Rep. Cantor; and the reluctant Dems you listed. I have never been this politically active in my life and it feels great :). Now I need to go make beds and clean the kitchen…

  18. October 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Oh WOW, I just called Cantor’s office. Said I have a message for Rep. Cantor and I read the direct quote from him: We have different ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs.” I asked him if he could tell me what those ideas are. He became flustered and floundering for words….”Well, you see right now….ah, aw,……I interrupted and said, “That’s okay. I understand that you can’t tell me because there is no answer.” HE HUNG UP ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Onward and upward…..will continue with my calls. That was my first.

  19. 53 Debz
    October 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great news to start the day!! This type of poll shows how out of touch the MSM and repugs are. They are always telliing us what “the American people” want, but this poll and others are proving them wrong.

  20. October 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Boehner’s office: Waited about 3 minutes. Me: Republicans…..keeping millions out of work to put one man out of a job.” PASS THE BILL as one piece of legislation….no piecemeal.” Him: “We are waiting to hear back from the CBO and there are plenty of Democrats who are opposed to is as well.” Me: No, NOT plenty……a handful, but not PLENTY.” He began to argue with me and again, I said, “PASS THE BILL”. Yes, I got a bit emotional that time so he hung up on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. 57 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    October 5, 2011 at 10:57 am


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