*American Jobs Act

NBC/WSJ Poll: Despite Defeat, Obama's Jobs Bill Is Popular

Another day, another poll showing the majority of Americans support the American Jobs Act and agree with Democrats that all Americans should contribute their fair share to help create jobs.

From MSNBC’s First Read:

“Even though the United States Senate on Tuesday blocked President Obama's jobs bill, the legislation's specifics -- as well as the idea of taxing the wealthy to pay for it -- are popular with the American public, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.”

“…when the legislation's details are included in a follow-up question -- that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, extend unemployment benefits, and that it would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthy -- 63 percent say they favor the bill and 32 percent oppose it.”

“What's more, 64 percent of respondents agree with the statement that it is a ‘good idea’ to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, because they should pay their fair share…”