This is pretty remarkable. National Journal asked a bunch of “congressional insiders” if another stimulus bill would be needed sometime in the near future, and you can see the results on the right. 65% of Democrats said yes, which might not be a big surprise, but so did 63% of Republicans. Their reasons were a little bit different (Dems: a big recession requires a big stimulus; Republicans: the first stimulus was a crock), but it’s still remarkable that even two-thirds of Republicans apparently think we’ll need more stimulus in a few months.
What’s more, this question was asked before this morning’s dismal GDP revisions came out. If you asked again today, I wonder if the number would be even higher?