FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
There's a big philosophical divide when it comes to whom Americans trust to right our economic ship.
Economy: Who do you trust?
A new Gallup poll shows 64 percent of Republicans say they place more trust in businesses while 72 percent of Democrats say they trust the government more to fix the nation's economic problems. Independents are pretty much split down the middle.
In another question, Gallup asks whether the government is doing too much - or not enough - to solve the country's problems. A whopping 84 percent of Republicans say the government is doing too much compared to 22 percent of Democrats. Also, 69 percent of Republicans say the government has too much power compared to 32 percent of Democrats.
This huge partisan divide when it comes to how Americans view the role of government comes at a time when the new administration is taking massive action to try to solve the banking and housing crises, the credit crisis, rising unemployment and on and on.
So far President Barack Obama continues to receive strong backing from the public; although some of his economic plans are not as popular as he is. On the other hand, Wall Street has been less than pleased with many of the administration's moves to rescue the economy.
Here’s my question to you: When it comes to the economy, whom do you trust?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Terrell from Escondido writes:
I certainly do not trust any Republican. Had we not spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq, the economy would be just fine. This was bin Laden's stated plan: bankrupt America. And it is working.
F. from Tennessee writes:
Our president. I believe he speaks the truth. Good or bad, he tells it like it is, and that I believe in. Too many years of lies, too many years of being betrayed.
Beverly from Virginia writes:
Jack, I'm gonna have to go with Obama and his geeks. The amnesic "borrow and earmark" Republicans are being born again and are going back to their trickle down and freeze spending policies. Their policies have been tried and look where we are! Let's let the geeks and the rocket scientists have a chance at fixing these complex problems.
Ron from Oklahoma writes:
Who do I trust on the economy? Simple. Nobody. The actions of the president, Congress, businesses, banks, etc. have destroyed all trust. That will have to be earned. Let's all hope that they are capable of earning that trust back again. If not, we are all in for a VERY rough ride.
Jack, I don't trust any of them right now. The Democrats least of all. Obama and the Democrats in both houses are going to bankrupt your great country. The Republicans are letting them do it with barely a whimper.
The only person I've come to trust – relative to my well-being and that of this country's – is Barack Obama. I don't feel he's a "politician" out for his own personal gain. The rest of them, you can toss them for all I care. They come across as just as greedy and needy as these "expletive" corporate moguls who could give a damn about the working class of this nation.
Kassie from Pleasanton, California writes:
I trust my mattress, Jack. I would've been better off if I'd hidden my money underneath my mattress rather than investing it in so-called "safe" investments.