Americans Don’t Think Jobs Bill Will Work, Want Congress to Pass It Anyway

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RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:   U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposed American Jobs Act during a visit to North Carolina State University September 14, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Obama is stumping for his $450 billion jobs proposal in the wake of the Democrats losing a U.S. seat to Republicans in a special election in New York.   (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposed American Jobs Act during a visit to North Carolina State University September 14, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Obama is stumping for his $450 billion jobs proposal in the wake of the Democrats losing a U.S. seat to Republicans in a special election in New York. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) Photo: Sara D. Davis/2011 Getty Images

Behold, the uselessness of polls:

According to Bloomberg: "By a margin of 51 percent to 40 percent, Americans doubt the package of tax cuts and spending proposals intended to jumpstart job creation that Obama submitted to Congress this week will bring down the 9.1 percent jobless rate."

According to Gallup: "By 45% to 32%, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote for rather than against a jobs bill similar to the one President Obama proposed last week, with the rest having no opinion."

Obama Approval Plummets on Jobs Plan [Bloomberg]
Americans Favor Obama Jobs Plan by 45% to 32% [Gallup]