Skip to comments.NYT: New Health Care Law Does Not Help Democrats in Poll
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. Obamas management of health care. Only a third, 34 percent, approve of the presidents 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 publics 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 Gallups last reading in July 2009, when 32 percent were favorable and 48 percent unfavorable.(continued)
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Duh!!!! Try listening to the people!!! Oh, that’s right, we aren’t bright enough to figure it out....
NYT tellin’ the TRUTH ping!
I don’t know about the polls, I think it will help us get the Dems with a POLE...
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.
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.
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.
They're scared of us Tea ba -er- Partiers!
Uh, wouldn't it be more accurate to say it is hurting Democrats?
Which is why....
“One week after it passed, 54% favor repeal of the Presidents health care plan.”
I can’t even trust a CBS poll - these Rasmussen polls are better eatin’
25% of seniors in Florida supported it (Mason Dixon last Friday ie a real poll).
People in Florida HATE ObamaCare.
“Only a third, 34 percent, approve of the presidents handling of health care”
Code Pink, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Acorn, Daily KOS and Revs Wright and Jacksons followers.
Its undocumented antihelpfullness.
>> 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.
It’s going to be a bloody November for the dems....Good!!!
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.
What?? First time in more than 10 years??
Thanks for the good news ping, bitt!
Sounds good to me bitt.
“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.
Zero knows this, this is why he’s trying to ram his agenda through now.
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.
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.
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.
“He got dat big stash somewhere”
“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.
Hey! it’s only been two weeks. It’s going to take time to find out about all the garbage hidden in HCR.
Lots of soon to be former Democrat voters.
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.
LOL...That’s good!!! LOL
This is truly a life and death situation for seniors, they will be out in force next november to save their lives.
You are right about that...
No ****, Sherlock.
Even those who wanted it are probably astonished by the bill.
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.
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?
Boomers better wake up cause Oba*a is gonna kill them soon too.
Somewhere in the bowels of the NYSlimes, editors are busy developing their new “save Obama” strategy.
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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,,
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...