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Galileo Galilei
10-16-2008, 04:27 PM
National Poll: 79% Prefer Bailing Out the People Rather than the Bankers

For Immediate Release – October, 17, 2008 – Kevin Barrett for Congress

Contact:

Rolf Lindgren – Polling Director
608-279-5889, rolfusaugustusadolphus@yahoo.com

Dr. Kevin Barrett – Libertarian Party Candidate, Third Congressional District, Wisconsin
715-333-7319, kbarrett@merr.com

www.barrettforcongress.us

79% of the registered voters in the United States believe it would be a better idea to spend $30 billion dollars to bail out most homeowners who can’t pay their mortgages, rather than to spend $700 billion to bail out bankers, according to a scientific poll released today. The poll was conducted by Voice Broadcasting, Inc. out of Arlington, Texas, and was commissioned by the Kevin Barrett for congress campaign. The poll was conducted on October 14 and 15, 2008.

The exact wording of the poll question was:

“It will cost the taxpayers more than 700 billion dollars to bail out the bankers. But for only 30 billion dollars, we could bail out most of the people who can't pay their mortgages. Who would you rather bail out, the bankers or the people?”

The statistical margin of error for the poll question was 3.7%.

Kevin Barrett says:

“This poll proves that the republicrats are out of touch with the people. It’s time to elect Libertarians, Independents, and Third party candidates to congress.”

Other Key Poll Findings

59% oppose the bailout.

33% believe that the World Trade Center was blown up with explosives or that an investigation should be conducted to find out.

76% favor term limits for the U.S. congress.

76% say that third party and independent candidates should be invited to televised presidential debates.

79% believe that ballot access should be made easier for third party and independent candidates.

In a four-way poll of the major alternative candidates for president, Ralph Nader leads with 54%.

Only 4% know that Philip Zelikow was the executive director of the 9/11 Commission.

Only 17% appear to have heard of World Trade Center Building 7.

Complete Poll Results

Do you support the $700 billion dollar banker bailout?

Yes 41%
No 59% [Barrett’s position]

It will cost the taxpayers more than 700 billion dollars to bail out the bankers. But for only 30 billion dollars, we could bail out most of the people who can't pay their mortgages. Who would you rather bail out, the bankers or the people?

Bail out the bankers 21%
Bail out the people 79% [Barrett’s preference]

Do you support the 9/11 family members' call for a new, independent investigation of 9/11?

I support the call for a new investigation 29% [Barrett’s position]
I do not support the call for a new investigation 71%

Governor Jesse Ventura is a trained military demolitions expert. He and hundreds of engineers, scientists, and architects think the World Trade Center skyscrapers were probably taken down with explosives. Do you agree?

I agree that these were probably controlled demolitions 19% [Barrett’s position]
I disagree. These were not controlled demolitions 67%
I don't know, but we need an investigation to find out 14%

Where do you get most of your news from?

The Internet 12% [Barrett]
Radio, TV, magazines, or newspapers 88%

If the election for president of the United States were held today, and your choices were Libertarian party candidate Bob Barr, Green party candidate Cynthia McKinney, Constitution party candidate Chuck Baldwin, or Independent candidate Ralph Nader, who would you vote for?

Libertarian party candidate Bob Barr 18% [Rolf Lindgren’s choice]
Green party candidate Cynthia McKinney 21% [Barrett’s choice]
Constitution party candidate Chuck Baldwin 7%
Independent candidate Ralph Nader 54%

How many giant skyscrapers fell at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001?

One 5%
Two 65%
Three 17% [correct answer]
Four 13%

Do you favor term limits for members of the United States congress?

Yes 76% [Barrett’s position]
No 24%

Should medical marijuana be re-legalized?

Yes 53% [Barrett’s position]
No 47%

Should Third party or Independent candidates for president be invited to televised debates?

Yes 76% [Barrett’s position]
No 24%

Should ballot access be made easier for Third party or Independent candidates?

Yes 79% [Barrett’s position]
No 21%

Does the so-called war on drugs endanger civil liberties or our United States constitution?

Yes 43% [Barrett’s position]
No 57%

Does the so-called war on terror endanger civil liberties or our United States constitution?

Yes 39% [Barrett’s position]
No 61%

How many days went by before the 9/11 Commission was created?

4 days 2%
41 days 12%
441 days 25% [correct answer]
Don't know 61%

Who was the executive director of the 9/11 Commission?

Henry Kissinger 6%
Thomas Kean 27%
Philip Zelikow 4% [correct answer]
Don't know 63%

Polling Company:

Voice Broadcasting, Inc.
1527 S Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Telephone: 817-462-0717

Scofield
10-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Some of those polling results are embarrassing.

I hate ignorance.

bill50
10-16-2008, 05:19 PM
2 giant skyscrapers fell on Sep 11th. I wouldn't consider 7 a giant skyscraper.

liberteebell
10-16-2008, 05:40 PM
Here's the problem:


Where do you get most of your news from?

The Internet 12%
[B]Radio, TV, magazines, or newspapers 88%

Galileo Galilei
10-17-2008, 10:39 AM
2 giant skyscrapers fell on Sep 11th. I wouldn't consider 7 a giant skyscraper.

WTC 7 was the size of a football field and about 600 feet tall, twice as high as a football field is long.

Galileo Galilei
10-17-2008, 11:39 AM
"If roses are outlawed, only outlaws will send roses,"



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