October 22nd, 2008
09:02 AM ET
14 years ago

Low marks for Paulson, bailout

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/22/art.paulson.ap.jpg caption="Paulson gets low marks from Americans."]NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - A majority of Americans aren't happy with the way Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is handling his job or with the financial rescue package he and Congress created, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Of 1,058 people surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, 64% said they disapproved of Paulson's performance and 28% said they approved. The poll was conducted on Oct. 17-19 and the margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The Treasury secretary, however, fared better than the president has recently. In an earlier poll, 72% of Americans said they disapproved of the way President Bush is handling his job.\

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  1. Bruce

    Palin knows the answer to the problem, "GOD will do what is right" She said so herself. Now Republicans don't have to stand in long lines to VOTE, GOD will take care of that.

    October 22, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. Jeff

    who is controlling t his guy Paulson? Anyone?

    October 22, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Lee


    McPalin '08

    Joe The Plumber get's it!

    October 22, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. tonyP

    What has happened to the media and people of this country when the only dissent allowed is that which is PC and promotes socialism and socialist causes? People in Hollywood are blacklisted, politicians and their supporters and ridiculed and lampooned based on their conservative views. I am not a mindless drone of the far right, but even though I support the social causes of the left, I’m considered a conservative because I find our government and all who feed on the labor of others to be repugnant and corrupt. I feel this will only get worse when we suffer through 2 years of one party rule should Barack Obush win the election

    October 22, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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