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CBS poll: Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding
Hotair ^ | APRIL 2, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 04/02/2010 5:45:38 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Amazing as it might seem, this elevator may not yet have reached the basement.

Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly. In the days before the bill passed the House, 37 percent said they approved and 48 percent disapproved.

Republicans and independents remain opposed to the reforms, and support has dropped some among Democrats. Now 52 percent of Democrats approve of the new reforms, a drop from 60 percent just before the bill was passed by Congress…

Even though the president and Democratic leaders have repeatedly pointed out that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office called the reform package a deficit-reducer, six in 10 Americans still think the new health care reforms will increase the budget deficit. Just 13 percent think the reforms will decrease the deficit and another 15 percent expect no effect.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; romney; romneycare

1 posted on 04/02/2010 5:45:38 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping


2 posted on 04/02/2010 5:45:50 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

The fan is turned on but the S**T hasn’t hit it yet.


3 posted on 04/02/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: RobinMasters

Americans, including some Democrats, have an inherent distrust of the govt. It gives me hope. There’s not much else to cling to (bitter clinger that I am) but it’s something.


4 posted on 04/02/2010 5:49:58 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: RobinMasters

As long as the “messiah” is out there with his Obamanoids and union thugs rubbing our faces it it everyday, it’s going to continue to erode. This “You’re Gonna Love ObamaCare” World Tour 2010 wasn’t a very bright idea. But what can you expect from a bunch of teenbopping hip hoppers?


5 posted on 04/02/2010 5:52:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: RobinMasters

LOL, well give people some time, but hopefully everyone will see how devastating Obamacare will be.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 5:53:46 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: saganite

That’s true. I also find in talking with “some Democrat friends” that they tend to react ideologically - i.e. spout the party line, but when pressed, can’t explain why. In fact, if you ask the right questions, they’ll often say things that are opposed to Democrat policy. They always have to think about how the pieces of BS fit together so they don’t contradict themselves.

When you believe in freedom and conservative principles, we just don’t have that problem.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 5:54:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RobinMasters

People have to be complete and total idiots to believe that this won’t break the country. We need health care reform but this Bill is the dumbest thing our Congress has ever done. Where’s the money going to come from if they didn’t tax the people to death?


8 posted on 04/02/2010 5:55:18 PM PDT by RC2 (Keep ACORN investigations going.)
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To: RobinMasters
I am shocked, simply shocked!

shocked
9 posted on 04/02/2010 5:56:11 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: RobinMasters

The 8 percent drop in Dem support represents the number of people who have tried to walk into hospitals and obtain free procedures. Reality is setting in. ;)


10 posted on 04/02/2010 5:56:17 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: RobinMasters

NO!!! Who Knew!!


11 posted on 04/02/2010 5:57:18 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: RobinMasters
Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding

I would be surprised if it wasn't.

12 posted on 04/02/2010 5:57:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rubbing the noses of a proud people in the fact that you’re not only taking away their freedom bit-by-bit, but also picking their pockets to facilitate the clampdown... that is an especially dangerous act. That sort of behavior may not have caused two world wars, but it certainly greased the skids.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 5:59:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: TigersEye

Well, duh.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 5:59:45 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: AU72
The fan is turned on but the S**T hasn’t hit it yet.

When the manure finally hits the mixmaster, I hope it covers all the Congress RATS with ode de horse$hit!

15 posted on 04/02/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Fantasywriter
The 8 percent drop in Dem support represents the number of people who have tried to walk into hospitals and obtain free procedures. Reality is setting in. ;)

Those unintended consequences lurk *everywhere*. Heh.

16 posted on 04/02/2010 6:01:10 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: RobinMasters

Many of the supporters in the general public had a lot of misconceptions about what is in the bill and what it actually means.

The Democrats are going to learn that you can prevent a lot of disillusionment among your supporters if you’re upfront about what you’re proposing. Particularly something that hits people as personally as health care.


17 posted on 04/02/2010 6:01:56 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Charles Martel

Unfortunately for Obama (and fortunately for us) you’re right. :)


18 posted on 04/02/2010 6:02:32 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

Given the way Castro and other commies were celebrating, I am sure many were deluded into believing that a single payer medicare for all scheme had passed.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 6:03:26 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: RobinMasters
If See BS says 53% you know it's 63%.
20 posted on 04/02/2010 6:03:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: RobinMasters

Double bogey ...

Falling like rocks ...

21 posted on 04/02/2010 6:03:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Did Woods go to Our House?


22 posted on 04/02/2010 6:04:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: RobinMasters
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly.

The more Obama talks, the stronger the disapproval. Couple that with his cohorts spouting off socialist statement, and the people are getting really p!ssed.

23 posted on 04/02/2010 6:06:52 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: I_Like_Spam
The Democrats are going to learn that you can prevent a lot of disillusionment among your supporters if you’re upfront about what you’re proposing.

And how long before the totalitarians will dare to put their fascism up front and center?

Never happen.

24 posted on 04/02/2010 6:07:34 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: AU72

IMPEACH!


25 posted on 04/02/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RobinMasters

Shocka!


26 posted on 04/02/2010 6:08:44 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Chet 99

That’s the trouble with the way Obama tried to sell this thing. He made it sound like rainbows and unicorns and Christmas every day. Conservatives and most independents never bought it, but part of his base did. Now reality is biting the latter on the butt, and the poll numbers can be expected to slide further still, imho.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 6:08:45 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: RobinMasters

The news media touts the erosion in the independent base, but the erosion is really occuring among the Democrats who’s liberal party leadership is out of touch with their base. Look to see many Democrats as well as independents vote Republican.


28 posted on 04/02/2010 6:09:29 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: RobinMasters

Believe it or not? That’s funny.


29 posted on 04/02/2010 6:10:06 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: RobinMasters
"Congressional Budget Office called the reform package a deficit-reducer

Which is why we no longer trust any part of the government. Many use to think that there were agencies that were politically neutral, and did things for the good of the country. I don't think many continue to believe it. Even the military is going to take a beating in trust before these clowns get defeated

30 posted on 04/02/2010 6:10:26 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: RobinMasters

31 posted on 04/02/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RobinMasters
"CBS poll: Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding." Foshizzle?
32 posted on 04/02/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: AU72

Slow motion train wreck comes to mind. The US (think Lady Liberty) is tied to the track, Obama is Snidley Whiplash, and HCR is the train bearing down on her. Can anyone make a cartoon of that?


33 posted on 04/02/2010 6:24:22 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama keeps talking about it and defending it. Therefore it will continue to go down.

KEEP TALKING BARRY!!!!!


34 posted on 04/02/2010 6:26:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RobinMasters

35 posted on 04/02/2010 6:29:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (0 = one D Ten T : Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: RobinMasters

they totally expected a big bump.... all they got was glub glub glub


36 posted on 04/02/2010 6:29:37 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: RobinMasters

37 posted on 04/02/2010 6:31:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (0 = one D Ten T : Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: bigbob

Democrats - I find they either haven’t been paying attention, or simply answer as to why it’s good FOR THEM.


38 posted on 04/02/2010 6:38:14 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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To: RobinMasters
Hey Nancy, you passed the bill and now people found out what was in it. It's starting to make them almost as ill as they get looking at you. The seniors see medicare getting cut, cut, cut and their doctors tell them they might not keep their practice open because of it. Retirees see their companies taking big tax hits on the benefits they thought were going to keep them from relying on a government system. The kids who voted for Obama in droves now see it's going to cost them because they'll just be getting out of college and getting no offers from companies that can't afford to deal with the new government mandates. Sure they can be on their parents policy till their 26 but that's not too far away for most of them now.

Big blocks of soon to be former Democrat votes.

39 posted on 04/02/2010 6:53:20 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: RC2
We need health care reform

Really? This is the fallacy from which the entire argument springs, and is lost. We DO NOT need health care reform. Health care is a service, a product, which, if it were bought and sold in an open marketplace, would get better and less costly all the time. Instead, because of 3rd party payors (insurers), and government mandates on coverage, it gets more and more expensive. I can't tell you how many people I know that will go to the doctor for no real reason ("Oh, I have a temperature, I need to see the doctor"). If they had to actually PAY to see the doctor when they had a 100-degree temperature, instead of just a $10 office visit co-pay, they'd think twice about whether or not they really needed to go. Likewise, if they got the doctor's $250 bill for sticking a thermometer up their *ss and telling them that they have a cold (duh!), they would also think twice about incurring the expense. But as far as they're concerned, it's all FREE! They have ZERO incentive to compare doctor's fees, to skip a doctor's office visit when it isn't really that necessary, etc. In other words, the FREE MARKET would influence their behavior.

The whole health care thing is just like college tuition. The government insists that you must have a college eduction, even as colleges continue to increase their tuition at a rate far, far, far in excess of inflation, and even farther in excess of the value provided. The government in turn, forces everyone to throw money into the pot, so that the government can then give it to various people so they can afford the ridiculous tuitions. Colleges keep raising tuition, government keeps telling us that everyone MUST get a college education, and that we must all contribute whatever is necessary to help everyone afford it.

Please, do yourself a favor, and don't start the debate from a losing position. We DO NOT NEED "HEALTH CARE REFORM"! We DO NOT NEED the government to "provide" us with health care (as if they have the right under the Constitution anyway), or to "provide" us with the money to go to a ridiculously overpriced and overvalued college.

What we need the government to do is secure our borders, maintain law and order (although equal treatment under the law is pretty much gone in this country anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter), and maybe fix a road or bridge every now and then (and of course, for the most part, they fail miserably at that, as they do at everything else, except taxing and dictating).

We "need health care reform"? No, we need freedom and personal responsibility, and we need people to SUFFER the consequences of their own poor choices and behavior.

40 posted on 04/02/2010 6:59:40 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: RobinMasters

Dear Reader will have to make a lot more speeches.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 7:39:24 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: depressed in 06
Dear Reader will have to make a lot more speeches.

Yep. More polishing the turd tours.

42 posted on 04/02/2010 8:13:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (0 = one D Ten T : Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: RobinMasters
Even though the president and Democratic leaders have repeatedly pointed out that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office called the reform package a deficit-reducer, six in 10 Americans still think the new health care reforms will increase the budget deficit. Just 13 percent think the reforms will decrease the deficit and another 15 percent expect no effect.

Great news on the merits. And also great news as to what it says about the American people. When they have the opportunity to get real information for themselves, they learn.

That is a very hopeful sign.

43 posted on 04/02/2010 8:21:03 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Forced public transportation:because it's not "affordable" unless we all have to use it.)
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To: RobinMasters

Actually only a tiny percentage are for it. That’s the politicians and the people they paid to support it(not sure they are really for it).

A vast majority of people are totally against it and want it totally wiped clean.


44 posted on 04/02/2010 8:22:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: saganite
(bitter clinger that I am)

Mr too...;o)

made this and wore it downtown every chance I got during 2008 campaign. Got lots of thumbs up.

45 posted on 04/02/2010 9:21:07 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Sicon

Maybe I didn’t make myself clear. I wasn’t talking about government health care. You answered some things that I was talking about. The way we are going now, you won’t be able to afford health insurance in ten years. Yes, open market insurance is a must. By health care reform, I meant insurance reform. And yes, if you had to pay $80 for every office call and not have the insurance company pay for it, you would probably think twice before going. If insurance companies only payed the $10 toward an office call and you payed the other $70, the same thing. This is the way it use to be. So don’t assume I am starting from a loosing position. We’re on the same page.


46 posted on 04/03/2010 8:57:44 AM PDT by RC2 (Keep ACORN investigations going.)
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