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Poll: Most Americans Remain Against Health Care Overhaul
cbsnews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 04/02/2010 6:17:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The public is increasingly skeptical of the health care reform bill signed into law last week, a new CBS News poll shows.

More Americans now disapprove of the legislation, and many expect their costs to rise and the quality of their care to worsen; few expect the reforms to help them.

President Obama has continued to tour the country to stump for his new set of reforms. This week he went to Portland, Maine, where he told people it will take more than a week for the benefits of reform to become apparent.

The poll, conducted March 29 through April 1, found that so far the president's efforts to build up support for the bill appear to be ineffective.

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.

And less than one in five Americans thinks the new health care reforms will help them personally - unchanged since before the vote in Congress. Thirty-six percent think the new reforms will hurt them, while 39 percent think they will have little effect.

There are also some doubts about the specific ways in which Americans expect the reforms will affect them. Just over half think the new health care reforms will increase their health care costs, and 39 percent think the quality of their health care will get worse.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bhohealthcare; elections; healthcare; obama; obamacare; poll

1 posted on 04/02/2010 6:17:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wholeheartedly agree! I am fed up RINO’s and Dims


2 posted on 04/02/2010 6:19:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Should people be questioning their government? Yes and "Where's the birth certificate?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Most Americans Remain Against Health Care Overhaul

Well then I guess we'll just have to postpone the elections until we see a little attitude adjustment out there.

3 posted on 04/02/2010 6:23:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry SeeBS but “most Americans” aren’t all the happy about having communism rammed down their throats with the heel of a jackboot.


4 posted on 04/02/2010 6:24:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: B4Ranch

Didn’t clinton predict the poll numbers would go up 10 points the day after it passed?


5 posted on 04/02/2010 6:24:58 PM PDT by JoSixChip (It's time to embrace the madness! The sooner we default the sooner we can reorganize.)
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To: JoSixChip

Maybe they should put a little ice on that.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 6:27:04 PM PDT by juggernaut
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...Obama has continued to tour the country to stump for his new set of reforms...where he told people it will take more than a week for the benefits of reform to become apparent.

It will take more than eternity for "the benefits of reform to become apparent." Because there aren't any!

7 posted on 04/02/2010 6:27:07 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So much for all these 0bama campaign style stops across the country to sell 0bamacare. The more 0bama tries to sell this lemon, the more unpopular it gets. For once, Dan rather was right.

Rather: Obama “couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO-xqiG9LOc&feature=player_embedded
8 posted on 04/02/2010 6:27:38 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

9 posted on 04/02/2010 6:28:33 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hussein is a joke.

America is experiencing BIG TIME voter remorse.

But the media are begging to lick his hind end.


10 posted on 04/02/2010 6:32:08 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know, dontcha, that they’re going to run these inane polls, varying the methodology, until they get results they like.

Then they will quit polling rather abruptly.


11 posted on 04/02/2010 6:32:36 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: B4Ranch
Meanwhile, more and more Vichy RINOs like our "Republican" U.S. Senate nominee in Illinois, Mark Kirk, are having "second thoughts" about their pledge to "lead the effort" to repeal it. Apparently he thinks siding with the Dems and against the vast majority of voters will make him "more electable" (sorta like his adamant support for partial birth abortion will get "social moderates" to love him)


RINO Mark Kirk softens on health care repeal

How many more RINOs have to go down in flames before freepers stop drinking the mainstream media kool-aid that running as a Dem enabler makes one "more electable" in states that aren't solidly Republican?

12 posted on 04/02/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: JoSixChip

Clinton was hoping he could get Hillary in the seat.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 6:44:42 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Should people be questioning their government? Yes and "Where's the birth certificate?")
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To: BillyBoy
"Meanwhile, more and more Vichy RINOs like our "Republican" U.S. Senate nominee in Illinois, Mark Kirk, are having "second thoughts" about their pledge to "lead the effort" to repeal it.

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. We no longer have any reason to support RINOs.

14 posted on 04/02/2010 7:05:42 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: B4Ranch

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.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 8:19:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tar! Feathers!


16 posted on 04/02/2010 8:19:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: DakotaGator

The tiny handful of serendipitously good things in this otherwise barfulous bill can always be copied into a new bill.


17 posted on 04/02/2010 8:21:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only 32% approve and 53% disapprove!

"Repeal, replace" will be a good slogan for the GOP this November.

18 posted on 04/03/2010 12:30:28 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

Repeal ZeroCare!


19 posted on 04/03/2010 1:04:13 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Nervous Tick
they will quit polling rather abruptly.

I believe Rahm and Bozoboy are currently working on an EO banning polls.
20 posted on 04/03/2010 3:53:41 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IT’S TIME

FOR ACTION WITHOUT SLOGANS

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;-)


21 posted on 04/03/2010 6:23:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: DakotaGator

All his audiences are hand picked Ozombies.


22 posted on 04/03/2010 8:06:00 AM PDT by Alissa
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To: B4Ranch

Me thinks the author of the article is confusing skepticism with outraged.


23 posted on 04/03/2010 1:01:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Alissa

Oh yes. The Ministry of Propaganda is in full cry!


24 posted on 04/03/2010 3:43:53 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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