Nearly 73 percent of 6th Congressional residents think the federal government is "mostly hurting" private sector job creation according to a poll released by Rep. Tom Petri. Only 27 percent say Washington is "mostly helping" job creation.
Nearly 61 percent of respondents want to balance the federal budget through spending cuts while seven percent call for raising taxes and 30 percent say Congress should do both.
The president's health care law is unpopular, with nearly 64 percent of respondents supporting repealing and replacing the law, and 29 percent opposing the repeal of "Obamacare."
"This is not what's called a 'scientific' poll," Petri explained. "My questionnaire was in my spring newsletter, and constituents had to decide for themselves whether to respond. That means I heard from those who are most concerned about public policy and are motivated to do something about it."
Over 80 percent support building the Keystone pipeline from Canada which President Obama is blocking. "I think the President should re-think that one," Petri said. "The overwhelming majority of responding 6th District residents are in favor of growing the economy rather than regulating the life out of it."