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NYT: New Health Care Law Does Not Help Democrats in Poll
The New York Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | Marjorie Connelly

Posted on 04/02/2010 6:45:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The legislative wrangling over the health care reform bill that became law last week has not translated into improved poll ratings for any of the principal participants.

In the latest CBS News Poll, 44 percent approve of how President Obama is handling his job, down from 49 percent in a poll taken just before the health care bill passed in the House of Representatives. Mr. Obama received a 41 percent disapproval rating in both surveys.

The public is particularly unhappy with Mr. Obama’s management of health care. Only a third, 34 percent, approve of the president’s handling of health care, down from 41 percent before the health care bill passed. Fifty-five_percent disapprove, including a majority of Republicans and independents. While most Democrats approve of how Mr. Obama is handling health care, almost a third disapprove.

Other recent national polls have given the president higher marks for his job handling. In the Gallup tracking poll based on interviews conducted March 30 through April 1, 50 percent approve of Mr. Obama and 43 percent disapprove.

The public’s impression of both Democratic Congressional leaders — Representative Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, and Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader of the Senate — has become increasingly negative. According to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, Mr. Reid is better known since the last time Gallup asked about him in November 2008. His favorable rating is now 29 percent, basically unchanged from the earlier poll when 27 percent had a favorable view. But his negative number has increased from 30 percent in 2008 to 45 percent in the latest poll.

Ms. Pelosi is viewed favorably by 36 percent and unfavorably by 54 percent. Both numbers are up slightly from Gallup’s last reading in July 2009, when 32 percent were favorable and 48 percent unfavorable.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bho44; bhohealthcare; congress; democrats; healthcare; obama; obamacare; socialisthealthcare
To quote Flounder: "This is GREAT!!"
1 posted on 04/02/2010 6:45:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Duh!!!! Try listening to the people!!! Oh, that’s right, we aren’t bright enough to figure it out....


2 posted on 04/02/2010 6:49:11 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...

NYT tellin’ the TRUTH ping!


3 posted on 04/02/2010 6:49:21 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know about the polls, I think it will help us get the Dems with a POLE...


4 posted on 04/02/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even when their own biased polls show the Socialist losing ground they have to refer to another biased poll that gives him better results.
5 posted on 04/02/2010 6:49:39 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
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6 posted on 04/02/2010 6:49:51 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I fully expected the Democrats to get a bounce from this. We’ll have to see if these numbers hold up over the next couple months, but it’s interesting.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 6:50:10 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


8 posted on 04/02/2010 6:50:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real poll was last Friday in FL by Mason Dixon of Floridians. The state is a key state and it is not totally old people. Fl has a lot of seniors but has a mix of people.

25% of seniors approved ObamaCare.
34% of Floridians supported (all ages).

Floridians hate it.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/27/1551452/florida-poll-healthcare-law-hurts.html

Also it destroyed Alex Sink’s chances to win the gov race for the Dems and is a total wipe out for idiot Dem Bill Nelson who is up for election in 2012. If he ran in 2010 - he would get vaporized by Rubio, Jeb and even Crist and people in FL think Crist is a a*s clown now.

Sink went from 6 down to 15 down in about a week due to ObamaCare. A yellow dog with an R after it’s name could beat Bill Nelson. The Labrador would also be 10x smarter.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:08 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
hahaha!!! Hey Dems, we're coming for ya in Nov biatches!!! LOL!

They're scared of us Tea ba -er- Partiers!

10 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:44 PM PDT by Jodi (FUBO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
44 percent approve of how President Obama is handling his job, down from 49 percent in a poll taken just before the health care bill passed in the House of Representatives.

Uh, wouldn't it be more accurate to say it is hurting Democrats?

11 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:47 PM PDT by Need4Truth (We can't afford the empire or the entitlements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NYT: New Health Care Law Does Not Help Democrats in Poll

Which is why....

No Special Election for Eric Massa's Seat

12 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:57 PM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

“One week after it passed, 54% favor repeal of the President’s health care plan.”

I can’t even trust a CBS poll - these Rasmussen polls are better eatin’


13 posted on 04/02/2010 6:52:56 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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To: The Pack Knight

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/27/1551452/florida-poll-healthcare-law-hurts.html

25% of seniors in Florida supported it (Mason Dixon last Friday ie a real poll).

People in Florida HATE ObamaCare.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 6:53:39 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: hstacey

“Only a third, 34 percent, approve of the president’s handling of health care”

Code Pink, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Acorn, Daily KOS and Revs Wright and Jacksons followers.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 6:56:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Need4Truth

Its undocumented antihelpfullness.


16 posted on 04/02/2010 6:56:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Frantzie

>> 25% of seniors approved ObamaCare.

And if I remember correctly, seniors tend to get out and VOTE. That would include the SEVENTY-FIVE percent who DON’T approve of Bambi’s DeathCare.


17 posted on 04/02/2010 6:57:56 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Rennes Templar

It’s going to be a bloody November for the dems....Good!!!


18 posted on 04/02/2010 6:58:38 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: hstacey
Oh, that’s right, we aren’t bright enough to figure it out....

And the ironic thing about it is that many of us read lots and lots of the bill in its very iterations and pretty clearly no democrat did, including Ozero. They memorize talking points that bear no relation to reality and are upset when called on it.

Our legislative process is corrupt beyond belief.

19 posted on 04/02/2010 6:58:43 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Be aware the socialists have plans to corrupt the mid term elections and beyond.

Soros Eyes Secretaries

Forget amnesty, look where Democrats now stoop for votes!
20 posted on 04/02/2010 6:58:53 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: musicman

Great one!


21 posted on 04/02/2010 6:59:35 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: bitt
Wow. I'm not surprised by the poll, but I'm shocked.....SHOCKED I tell ya......that the NYT told the truth!

What?? First time in more than 10 years??

Thanks for the good news ping, bitt!

22 posted on 04/02/2010 7:00:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: bitt

Sounds good to me bitt.


23 posted on 04/02/2010 7:00:39 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Rennes Templar

“Code Pink, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Acorn, Daily KOS and Revs Wright and Jacksons followers.”

The Gimmee Girls.

Getting their fair share of The Obama Stash.


24 posted on 04/02/2010 7:02:57 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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To: hstacey

Zero knows this, this is why he’s trying to ram his agenda through now.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 7:03:04 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have underestimated Mr. Obama.

For years every poll I’ve ever seen shows that the American public “trusts Democrats more with health care than Republicans”. Years. Decades.

In 15 months, Obama has broken that stranglehold. Americans may not trust the Democrats to handle their health care for a long time after this. His complete tonedeafness has damaged his own party terribly.


26 posted on 04/02/2010 7:04:09 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: ohioWfan

27 posted on 04/02/2010 7:04:28 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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To: Nervous Tick

One of the articles had a hard core NY liberal Dem who was furious about Obamacare.

They had Mercedes Benz coverage on the cheap with Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Well they are gonna get thrown into a pool with the poor, illegals and minorities and have their care rationed. Many of these people in FL are “death panel” contestants in waiting. They are furious. And baby boomers turn will come soon.

ObamaCare is hated in Florida.


28 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:19 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Only a third, 34 percent, approve of the president’s handling of health care

Coincidentally, that's the same percentage of those polled who were college professors, teachers, politicians, criminals, unemployed, or openly marxist...

Oh wait, that last one makes the others redundant.

29 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:20 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: bitt

“He got dat big stash somewhere”


30 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:38 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Frantzie

“People in Florida HATE Obamacare”.

That, along with his destruction of the manned space program, may have wrecked Dem chances of winning FL for a long time. It doesn’t matter how many Haitians they drop into the I4 corridor or how many felons they get voting.

Granted, I live in a conservative area, but people here really dislike what he’s done here.


31 posted on 04/02/2010 7:07:47 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: hstacey

32 posted on 04/02/2010 7:09:53 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey! it’s only been two weeks. It’s going to take time to find out about all the garbage hidden in HCR.


33 posted on 04/02/2010 7:10:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It proves that 44 percent of America are total loonies
34 posted on 04/02/2010 7:16:50 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: Bahbah
As Nancy said, they had to pass it for us to find out what was in it. Now that the a couple of the Dems major voting blocks (seniors/retirees and young voters/college students) have found out how much it is going to cost them, they don't like it.

Lots of soon to be former Democrat voters.

35 posted on 04/02/2010 7:16:56 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: Frantzie
People in Florida HATE ObamaCare.

That makes sense since the whole point of the thing is to deny treatment to older people. I always suspected that this was the plan for the boomers. Too many of them. Can't afford it. Don't fix the program. Much more fun to just do them in. Just evel.

36 posted on 04/02/2010 7:18:53 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Vasilli22

LOL...That’s good!!! LOL


37 posted on 04/02/2010 7:26:55 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Nervous Tick

This is truly a life and death situation for seniors, they will be out in force next november to save their lives.


38 posted on 04/02/2010 7:27:37 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: Rennes Templar

You are right about that...


39 posted on 04/02/2010 7:33:50 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The legislative wrangling over the health care reform bill that became law last week has not translated into improved poll ratings for any of the principal participants...well, duh - most gratifying are the trend lines on Gallop's polling of the congressional generic ballot - for months and months leading into mid-March 'rats led 'pubs by points - by now, 'pubs lead 'rats by three points - the two lines cross just about on the very day when Obamacare was passed - can't get more graphic than that.....
40 posted on 04/02/2010 7:48:50 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No ****, Sherlock.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 7:52:36 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: The Pack Knight

Even those who wanted it are probably astonished by the bill.


42 posted on 04/02/2010 7:53:57 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: I still care

I am glad to hear it. Not the illegals and felons part but how I-4 hates him.

The Space Coast will soon be the Space Ghost Town.


43 posted on 04/02/2010 8:22:18 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: All
So, here is what scares me...

In the interval between the initial Drudge expose of President Clinton's perjury and conspiracy with Monica Lewinsky to have her perjure herself and the actual votes on impeachment, the Lamestream Media and the Democriminals were able to turn the tide of public opinion.

Can the State Run Media duplicate the feat? I don't think so since the economy is in the tank. But who knows?

44 posted on 04/02/2010 8:34:01 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Bahbah

Boomers better wake up cause Oba*a is gonna kill them soon too.


45 posted on 04/02/2010 8:38:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somewhere in the bowels of the NYSlimes, editors are busy developing their new “save Obama” strategy.


46 posted on 04/02/2010 9:45:28 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Lysandru

But Clinton getting a little on the side is totally different from people getting their pockets picked big time and their health care being destroyed.

Especially seniors, who use health ins. quite a bit.

When I was young, I never used it. It really didn’t matter that much to me.

Now that I am older and have some substantial health issues, it is a MAJOR concern. Also, seniors have a lot of pain and disability issues. Those are the people who are going to suffer under the bill - it’s not hard to get catastrophic care, but wait until it’s a quality of life issue.

Seniors talk about this stuff all the time. While playing cards, etc. Health is the big topic. That and their kids. Believe me, they are upset about this, and with every new ache and pain brought up at the rummy table, this will constantly be on their minds. And if their kids can’t get jobs, I can promise you Obama will be undone around the card table.


47 posted on 04/02/2010 10:00:18 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 04/02/2010 10:06:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: I still care

agree. I am 68 and never paid much attention to health care insurance, etc, even though I am a physician. NOw is a whole new ballgame when suddenly aware that old age is here much to my shock. And the people running the government want me not to use precious resources treating my ills. People my age are truly disturbed by this.

Odd thing is I would gladly pay more for medicare,,we pay more for part B because it is income tested. But I would pay more for the premiums and more for the docs if they would get the money.

My sister who lives in Dallas had a helluva time finding a Doc to care for her husband who has cancer,,he is a doc himself and she had to beg. Docs there are refusing medicare because of reimbursement issues. ANd to get them to see you outside medicare is a pain that most won’t do,,it is illegal without special contracts, etc. They won’t go there.

What is coming for us is going to be murder, plain and simple. And old people know it. We are “in the way” of creating the new society plus we have estates the government wants,,


49 posted on 04/03/2010 3:41:14 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Lysandru; All

I am afraid that the Obama Stash (aka the stimulus money) is in ‘a lock box’ until right before the elections when all of a sudden billions will drift out to the swing states...


50 posted on 04/04/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE)
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