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A welcomed reality check, perhaps? Six governors remain intensely interested in the nation’s economic revival and job creation. Govs. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Jack Markell of Delaware, Rick Scott of Florida, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Scott Walker of Wisconsin will descend on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday to talk up fiscal fitness. The chamber also will release its second annual “Enterprising States” study at the auspicious gathering, says Thomas Donohue, president of the organization.

“The governors will discuss specific examples of policies that make states attractive for businesses to locate, relocate and expand in this uncertain economy,” he says, along with examining unintended consequences of cutting certain items from a state budget plus the range of public and private sector investments that could boost the economy in the future.


• 58 percent of Americans say it would be best if the U.S.pays “less attention to problems overseas.”

• 55 percent of Republicans and 50 percent of Demcrats agree.

• 33 percent overall say it would be best of the U.S. were “active in world affairs.”

• 37 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of Demcrats agree.

• 46 percent overall say the U.S. should “mind its own business internationally.”

• 45 percent of Republicans and 43 percent of Democrats agree,

• 31 percent overall agree that the “best way to ensure peace is through military strength.”

• 50 percent of Republicans and 22 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center survey of 4,450 adults conducted Feb 22 to March 14 and April 7 to 10, and released Friday.

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