Poll: People See Economic Response Helping Banks, Companies, The Rich

More

Going along with President Obama's sliding approval rating--now averaging 48.2 percent, according to Pollster.com--is a sense that the administration's response to the economic crisis benefited everyone else but the little guy. In the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll, 40 percent of respondents said banks and investment companies benefited most from the government's response to the economic crisis, 20 percent said major corporations, 16 percent said wealthy individuals, 9 percent said middle-class individuals, 8 percent said low-income individuals, and 7 percent either said "no one," didn't know, or refused to say.

Lumping categories together, only 17 percent of respondents said low- and middle-income Americans benefited most, while 76 percent said it was banks, investment companies, major corporations, and wealthy individuals. In other words, don't expect much criticism of the administration's new $90 billion tax on bailed-out banks.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Death of Film: After Hollywood Goes Digital, What Happens to Movies?

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In