National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 21-22, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Would you favor or oppose a
plan for the federal government to pay off up to $100,000 of the mortgage
balance owed by every single homeowner in
16% Not sure
2* Okay… Would you favor or oppose a plan for the federal government to pay off a portion of the mortgages only for people who can’t afford their current mortgage payments?
15% Not sure
3* Some people say that having the government subsidize mortgage payments for financially troubled homeowners puts the government in the position of rewarding bad behavior. Is the government rewarding bad behavior when it provides subsidies to those who are most at risk of losing their homes?
55% Yes, the government is rewarding bad behavior
14% Not sure
4* To help people who can’t afford
to make their mortgage payments, would you be willing to pay higher taxes?
10% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence