Skip to comments.The Healthcare Polling Data That Has Democrats So Freaked Out
Posted on 12/10/2009 9:57:13 AM PST by FromLori
Polled support for the health care plan wending its way through Congress continues to crash downward in the polls. And before you say it, it's not just Rasmussen, which has actually been pretty much in the middle of the other polls. Here's where we stand as of today.
For reform advocates, this is not good news. At 40% approval, it probably passes. At 30% approval--what Social Security reform enjoyed by the time it imploded--it's not going to no matter how the Senate massages their plan. Democrats cannot pass a bill this large on a straight party line vote if the only people in the country who want it are Democrats. Where is the line crossed between "probably will" and "probably won't"? In September, a seasoned political reporter told me that the numbers could not go "much lower" before Democrats were forced to abandon the bill. Well, it's lower--and the disapproval is spiking.
The silver lining in this for reform advocates over the last few days has been Nate Silver's argument that a significant portion of the opposition to the plan was coming from the left:
Ipsos also asked a parallel question of people who supported the plan: did any of them support the plan because they oppose health care reform and thought that the plan was sufficiently watered-down so as to "keep health care reform from happening"? A small number of people picked this response: about 10 percent of those in favor of the plan, or 3 percent of the entire sample.
Combining these numbers together, we get the following:
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I just hope he’s right, because if this thing passes, watered down or not, I may be out of a job. Oh I will survive, I just don’t look forward to starting a new career at 40.
Change November 2010 and 2012.
The Healthcare Polling Data That Has Democrats So Freaked Out
Man, I hope they’re freaked out.
And that they stay that way.
The democrats are finally freaked out?
I’ve been freaked out for a year now.
They aren’t nearly as close to being as freaked out as they will if it DOES pass!!
My gut feeling is that unless something cataclysmic happens on the PR front, the Dems are going to do it, in spite of poll numbers.
McConnell and the worthless Republican leadership in the Senate “could” turn this so called debate into a PR nightmare for the Dems. But I use the term worthless (and raise you a stupid) for a reason.
And the equally worthless GOP is more concerned with fighting conservatism in its own party than challenging the destruction of the Republic by fascists.
They haven’t been acting very freaked out. They’ve been acting like the Chicago crew told them “don’t worry about re-election, we’ll take care of that.”
you’re right about that - and they can back it up with sugar daddy Sorosbucks.
Think about how it would be in your mid 50s. Welcome to Walmart? Paper, plastic or canvas?
The Democrats don’t look so “freaked out” to me. They are on the verge of passing this unpopular bill.
40s, 50s, it would all suck horrendously. I told my boss the other day that if this thing passes, I sure as hell hope he has some good ideas stuck up his sleeve.
You’ve got that right!
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They are planning to buy the Congress with our money. It’s the Chicago way.
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