As President Barack Obama prepares to call on lawmakers to pass more stimulus spending, a growing number of Americans are voicing their concerns over the ability of the Democratic party to handle the nation’s finances.
In a Labor Day speech, the president outlined a $50 billion plan to revamp the nation’s roads, railways and airports in an effort to stimulate the economy and get people back to work, according to The Wall Street Journal.
"All of this will not only create jobs now, but will make our economy run better over the long haul," he said, as quoted by the news source.
The announcement comes on the heels of a poll conducted by the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, which shows that more Americans feel that Republicans would do a better job of handling the economy than Democrats, CNN reports.
The poll showed that 46 percent of Americans give the edge to the GOP, while 43 percent favor Democrats on the issue of the economy.
"That’s bad news for the Democrats, who in past elections have had large leads over the GOP on those domestic issues," polling director Keating Holland told the news source.