According to the latest Rasmussen polling data, 83 percent of Americans believe there should be some kind of work requirements for welfare recipients.
Not shockingly, the poll was released just a week after it was announced that the House would vote on a farm bill already passed by the Senate that contained more than 80 percent funding for food stamps. The $957 billion bill would add more people to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next ten years.
In this Rasmussen poll, there were more people undecided about the work requirement (10 percent) than those against. Just seven percent of respondents believe there should be no work requirements in order to receive aid.
Republicans criticized the new measures as a step in the wrong direction. The new bill strips some of the gains made by President Bill Clinton’s signing of the 1996 welfare reform.