Just 12% of Populists have a favorable opinion of Geithner, and only 11% say he’s doing a good or an excellent job.
Most Populists (53%) rate Geithner's performance as poor, but not a single Political Class survey respondent said the Treasury secretary is doing a poor job.
The findings are especially telling as calls increase for Geithner's resignation following the disclosure that American International Group (AIG) paid its executives $165 million in bonuses after receiving a $170-billion taxpayer bailout to stay in business. Geithner was aware of the bonuses and did little or nothing to stop them.
Overall, among all adults, 24% have a favorable opinion of Geithner, 44% have an unfavorable opinion, and 33% are not sure. Twenty-one percent (21%) of adults say Geithner is doing a good or an excellent job while 40% say he is doing a poor job.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Breaking From Rasmussen Reports: