Skip to comments.CBS poll: Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding
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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The fan is turned on but the S**T hasn’t hit it yet.
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.
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?
LOL, well give people some time, but hopefully everyone will see how devastating Obamacare will be.
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.
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?
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. ;)
NO!!! Who Knew!!
I would be surprised if it wasn't.
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.
When the manure finally hits the mixmaster, I hope it covers all the Congress RATS with ode de horse$hit!
Those unintended consequences lurk *everywhere*. Heh.
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.
Unfortunately for Obama (and fortunately for us) you’re right. :)
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.
Double bogey ...
Falling like rocks ...
Did Woods go to Our House?
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.
And how long before the totalitarians will dare to put their fascism up front and center?
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.
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.
Believe it or not? That’s funny.
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
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?
Obama keeps talking about it and defending it. Therefore it will continue to go down.
KEEP TALKING BARRY!!!!!
they totally expected a big bump.... all they got was glub glub glub
Democrats - I find they either haven’t been paying attention, or simply answer as to why it’s good FOR THEM.
Big blocks of soon to be former Democrat votes.
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.
Dear Reader will have to make a lot more speeches.
Yep. More polishing the turd tours.
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.
Actually only a tiny percentage are for it. Thats 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.
made this and wore it downtown every chance I got during 2008 campaign. Got lots of thumbs up.
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.