Public Reaction, Confusion over the Financial Plan

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On prime-time television last night, President Bush made his strongest appeal yet for $700 billion to rescue Wall Street.  He said that the government's economic experts called for immediate action to ward off "a financial panic," which could cause the stock market to "drop even more, which would reduce the value of your retirement account." With all the players gathered today at the White House, what do the American people think now? Three different polls show three different results, all depending on how the question is asked. Gary Langer is the director of polling for ABC News.

Credits

Guest:
Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner