Skip to comments.Oh my: 68% now oppose passing ObamaCare without Republican support
Posted on 03/10/2010 11:28:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Theres no trendline in the APs story so lets see if we can make our own. Two weeks ago, Gallup found a 39/52 split opposed to reconciliation; on the same day, Fox News found just 34 percent wanted Obama to pass the bill without GOP support versus 59 percent who thought he should start over if no compromise was possible. Since then, The Ones mumbled about the Olympic spirit, declared for maybe the fifth time since last year that the time for talk was over, and hit the road to demand an up or down vote on a bill that the public hates because he owes that to the public.
Looks like his hard work paid off. The needle appears to have moved.
A new Associated Press-GfK Poll finds a widespread hunger for improvements to the health care system, which suggests President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have a political opening to push their plan. Half of all Americans say health care should be changed a lot or a great deal, and only 4 percent say it shouldnt be changed at all
More than four in five Americans say its important that any health care plan have support from both parties. And 68 percent say the president and congressional Democrats should keep trying to cut a deal with Republicans rather than pass a bill with no GOP support
Many of his allies are baffled, because Americans clearly want change, and some of the individual components of the Democrats health care agenda seem popular. Moreover, the public has not embraced the Republicans overall approach to legislating, giving lower approval ratings to GOP lawmakers than to Democrats, although both parties fare badly.
Just 27 percent want Democrats to ram it through. Do note that the question here is slightly different than in the Gallup and Fox News polls. Theoretically, the APs sample might support reconciliation eventually, if further attempts at compromise with the GOP failed. But thats academic: There arent going to be any further attempts, and frankly Im skeptical that many who oppose reconciliation now would come around to it down the line. After nine months of this garbage, who seriously believes that just a little more effort at detente will break the impasse? If you dont want them to go it alone now, you dont want them to go it alone period, so wavering Dems will simply have to swallow that 68-percent figure. Good luck, kids.
Exit question: Just 24 percent of Democrats are very enthusiastic to vote in November compared to 42 percent of Republicans. If this travesty passes, which figure will see more movement? Remember, the left is counting on ObamaCare to goose turnout.
Update: Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen ponder why Obama cant move the numbers on health care. Cant he? They seem to have moved here.
One reason may be that he keeps talking about details of the proposal while voters are looking at the issue in a broader context. Polling conducted earlier this week shows that 57% of voters believe that passage of the legislation would hurt the economy, while only 25% believe it would help. That makes sense in a nation where most voters believe that increases in government spending are bad for the economy
But the bigger problem is that people simply dont trust the official projections. People in Washington may live and die by the pronouncements of the Congressional Budget Office, but 81% of voters say its likely the plan will end up costing more than projected. Only 10% say the official numbers are likely to be on target
The final piece of the puzzle is that the overwhelming majority of voters have insurance coverage, and 76% rate their own coverage as good or excellent. Half of these voters say its likely that if the congressional health bill becomes law, they would be forced to switch insurance coveragea prospect hardly anyone ever relishes. These numbers have barely moved for months: Nothing the president has said has reassured people on this point.
Well, we certainly don’t want to pass it WITH Republican votes either!
Praise God that the American People are starting to pierce the smoke screen that is being put up to deceive the American People while paying off political debts.
Paging John McCain!
I want Barry to continue with his “Screw The American People” campaign. Please DO NOT STOP!!!
Have you ever seen anyone do this, before having his face punched, at full force, by a clenched fist?
How do Barry’s pants fit with his huge balls? Un-freakin believeable!!!
Go for it, Barry!!!! Wahoo!
Be careful what you wish for.
Sorry, I lost it there for a moment.
We’ve already seen tax increases, and we don’t even make a 1/4th of the $250 cap.
TOLL-FREE PHONE CALLING
These toll free arrangements were set up by Obamuniust organizations to support (pause for sticking out tongue) health care reform. Use them! After all, they are free! . At the first number you must wait through a brief Obamunist tape recording. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Then you will either talk to an aide or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.
When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senators office
Code Red Tennessee Democrat Congressmen Targeted
Never mind about the so-called fixit bill: the way to defeat Obamacare is is by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
....... WASHINGTON DC ..
.. LOCAL DISTRICT
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
Rep. John S. Tanner 202-225-4714 Jackson office: 731-423-4848
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
My Representative is voting NO on all of this crapola,...but my Senators are Boxer and Feinswine....
Obama deals with the GOP obstruction
March 10, 2010, at 9:51 AM
They might try to pass it without any vote at all.
I have the reverse, TN Senators are voting NO, my rep a obamabutt kisser is a YES, nothing will change his mine, unless all the blacks in Memphis show up on his door step and demand he votes no, and even that might not be enough. I’m the wrong color.
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