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Fla poll: Voter disapprove of Obama's handling of housing mess

An automated Florida poll by Public Policy Polling for the Campaign for a Fair Settlement, a network of labor and other Democratic leaning groups wanting more accountability for banks, found that only 36 percent of Florida voters approve of President Obama's handing of the housing and mortgage crisis. Nearly six in 10 agreed Obama "has not done enough to hold the banks accountable for their role in the housing foreclosure.jpgcollapse. "

A huge majority - including 66 percent of independents, 57 percemt of Republicans, and 69 percent of Democrats - felt that Wall Street criminal acts led to the crisis.

“The President should heed the message independent voters are sending and show stronger leadership on housing,” said Nish Suvarnakar, campaign manager for Campaign for a Fair Settlement. “Obama can help homeowners, his campaign and the overall economy by more aggressively pursuing banks’ criminal acts and supporting meaningful solutions for underwater homeowners.”

“Years after banks committed widespread fraud that led to both the housing crisis and a recession, homeowners have been left to clean up the mess while not a single bank executive has faced criminal charges,” added Suvarnakar. “Majorities of independent voters in swing states think it’s time for Obama to stand up for homeowners and hold banks accountable.”

The poll results are attached. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:25pm]


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