Southern Job Poll

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A new poll shows Southerners are fretting
about job loss and the economy and don't think the federal government is doing enough to help.

The Winthrop Poll released Wednesday found four in 10 respondents say the economy is a top concern.

Nearly that many are worried about losing jobs.

Winthrop University political science professor Scott Huffmon says the worries mean people may spend less, hindering an economic recovery.

The poll of 866 people in 11 states found nearly three quarters of people wanted new government programs to create jobs and nearly
two thirds thought states in serious financial trouble should get
federal aid.

The telephone poll conducted between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 has a
margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.


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  • by GV Location: Ga on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    notadummy,I wasn't part of this poll,but I don't see where anyone is demanding anything.But I'm sure that if they went to the Southside of Tallahassee or Ora Lee West is Valdosta,which are both in the south,you would see that most people polled would be demanding more money.They would probably even rob the people conducting the poll of their money.
  • by notadummy Location: Ga on Nov 12, 2009 at 06:16 AM
    So, if we take yesterday's interpretation of this poll and put it together with today's interpretation, we find that Southerners hate the federal gov't, but love its money. The majority of Southerners demand money from federal social welfare programs (any bailout), so socialism must be OK with the majority. Interesting!
  • by Drew Location: Tallahassee on Nov 12, 2009 at 03:10 AM
    Sounds like a poll with loaded questions. If they keep it up in Washington, we will all have to work for the government. That has never worked out so well.
  • by me Location: here on Nov 11, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    To his blind followers wanting jobs...Govt doesn't make jobs...they make it possible for jobs to be made. And obama aint doing it.
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