New poll finds Alabama opposition to $700B rescue

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new poll has found that most Alabamians take a dim vie of the federal government's $700 billion plan to rescue the U.S. financial industry.

The statewide poll by the Press-Register and University of South Alabama found that six out of 10 of those surveyed were "not very confident" or "not confident at all" that the rescue will succeed.

And almost 90 percent rated the economy as at least fairly bad.

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