October 1, 2007, 5:38 pm
Oh, baby: “Sixty percent of America’s likely voters oppose giving every child born in the United States a $5,000 savings bond, or ‘baby bond,’ ” according to a national telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports, which also “found that just 27 percent support the concept suggested on Friday by Senator Hillary Clinton.”
While the numbers speak for themselves, Rasmussen decided to get the ubiquitous political scientist Larry Sabato to gild the lily in its press release: ” ‘The baby bonds proposal is one of the few mistakes Hillary Clinton has made in her campaign,’ according to University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato. ‘Should Clinton become the Democratic nominee, she may have handed a powerful issue to the Republican candidate.’ ”
Support for the Baby Bond proposal declines with age. It is favored by 50% of voters under 30 but only 12% of voters over 65.
My question is why are people jumping all over this? Vicki Livingston comments on the article this way: