Poll: Americans dubious of government forgiving mortgages
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that:
1. 58% oppose a proposal to have the federal government forgive a portion of the mortgage debt owned by troubled homeowners.
2. 63% of voters think a government mortgage forgiveness program is unfair to those who have been regularly paying their mortgages … vs. 23% who disagree and believe such a program is fair.
3. 48% of homeowners think government-ordered mortgage forgiveness for some homeowners would be bad for the economy … 30% say it would be good for the economy, and 15% believe it would have no impact.
4. Nearly half (49%) of Democrats say government-ordered mortgage forgiveness for some homeowners would be good for the economy. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of GOP voters disagree and say the plan would be bad for the economy. Among unaffiliated voters, 33% say good, but 47% say bad.
5. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of the Political Class say a mortgage forgiveness plan would be good for the economy. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Mainstream voters feel otherwise and think it would hurt the economy.