This is not the most important passage from the article, though:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of voters nationwide believe the $787-billion economic stimulus plan has helped the economy. However, 38% believe that the stimulus plan has hurt the economy. This is the first time since the legislation passed that a plurality has held a negative view of its impact.
The Political Class has a much different view than the rest of the county. Ninety percent (90%) of the Political Class believes the stimulus plan helped the economy and not a single Political Class respondent says it has hurt. (See more on the Political Class).
If you're wondering why the Democratic party's leadership seems so determined to keep marching over the cliff: well, there you go. On the other hand, Rasmussen's 'Political Class' designation is subject to criticism and controversy. On the gripping hand, that criticism and controversy is usually from people who either don't want to be identified as elites, or resent not being identified as populists...
Crossposted to Moe Lane.