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CNN Poll: Americans Oppose Obama’s Contraception Mandate By 50% To 44% Margin…
Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/16/2012 | Weasel Zippers

Posted on 02/16/2012 4:29:37 PM PST by Qbert

Hasn’t the MSM been telling us Obama’s mandate was hugely popular?

Washington (CNN) – Half of all Americans say they oppose the Obama administration’s new policy concerning employer-provided health insurance plans and their coverage of contraceptive services for female employees including those at religiously affiliated institutions, according to a new national survey.

The push by the White House has been sharply criticized by Catholic Church officials, and many political pundits have said that the controversy could hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances with Catholic voters. But a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday also indicates that the vast majority of Catholic Americans say they don’t always follow church teachings on such issues as abortion and birth control, and few Americans Catholics believe artificial means of birth control are wrong.

According to the survey, 50% of the public disapproves of the Obama administration policy, with 44% saying they approve of the plan.

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1 posted on 02/16/2012 4:29:42 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Corrected link to poll:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/16/cnn-poll-half-oppose-obama-birth-control-insurance-plan/


2 posted on 02/16/2012 4:31:57 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
50% To 44% Margin…

Seems like we've remained close to the tipping point for so long, but we seem to be getting closer to the Titanic actually flipping and going belly up.

3 posted on 02/16/2012 4:38:19 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Just like what could happen to Guam. - Hank Johnson


4 posted on 02/16/2012 4:44:09 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Qbert

The next Obamacare mandate that Obama is going to push on the Catholic institutions is assisted suicide.

If Obama can force the Catholic Church to fund contraceptives and abortion pills, can assissted suicide be far behind?


5 posted on 02/16/2012 4:44:21 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

“If Obama can force the Catholic Church to fund contraceptives and abortion pills, can assissted suicide be far behind?”

Good point.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 4:46:49 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

If this is a CNN poll, the numbers are more likely 75% oppose.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 4:56:10 PM PST by Lazamataz (If you only think about a diet, only your brain loses weight.)
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To: Qbert

What gives Obama the right to force insurance companies to pay for contraceptives anyway? If the insurance company chooses to cover the cost of contraceptives, fine. But they shouldn’t be forced to pay for them if they don’t want to whether it be for religious reasons or not.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 4:58:19 PM PST by CrosscutSaw (Palin/West after brokered GOP convention in 2012.)
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To: CrosscutSaw
I heard a further breakdown of those numbers and the % of Catholics opposed is 60%.

Given that probably includes CINO, those are not bad numbers.

9 posted on 02/16/2012 5:01:22 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Qbert

Of course.

Next up, disabled children and adults.

Then, undesirables of all definitions.

1930s may just turn out to be child’s play.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 5:04:20 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: CrosscutSaw

Even if 1% of Americans believe the government can force the church to do things against its beliefs, it’s a travesty. Those “Americans” are a disgrace.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 5:05:21 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: PapaNew

Don’t worry about this poll. CNN probably asked their male staffers if they were in favor of Obama’s “man-date” program. They were pretty much in favor, then the questioner mentioned taking a “pole” and it sealed the deal.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 5:09:34 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Qbert

Newt Gingrich 2012 Just say No to abstinence, just do it and let the government pay for it.... that is ? that is how the Newt supporters see it..


13 posted on 02/16/2012 5:10:48 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Qbert

Who gives a **** if they approve?! The damn thing is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

If there were journalists in this nation who really KNEW the Constitution, and the history of totalitarianism, the results of this poll would be very very different.

Sadly, the world of journalism is now populated with children who use “google” and “wikipedia” as authoritative resources and who couldn’t tell you who wrote the Federalist papers or tell you why Adam Smith is important.

These are kids who have been taught a “formula” to put together any given news item—and they regurgitate the pablum fed to them by academia.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 5:12:25 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Qbert

To those of you on the East Coast, this might not sound like a logical progression, but in WA State, we have assisted suicide that was passed by the Democrat controlled legislature in preparation for Obamacare rationed services.

The subject of forcing the Catholic hospitals to participate was quite a big issue and still comes up every once in awhile in our town, where the only hospital is St. Joseph’s.

So, whenever the subject comes up of requiring Catholic institutions to provide free contraception and abortion pills, ask the question, are you going to force them to provide coverage for assisted suicide, as well.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 5:18:18 PM PST by Eva
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To: Qbert

RE: Americans Oppose Obama’s Contraception Mandate By 50% To 44% Margin…

The 44% is already worrisome. But the 6% who have no opinion on the issue, when added to the 44%, just shows that HALF of Americans don’t care about the the first amendment.

When half of this country have this attitude, it does not bode well at all.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 5:24:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Qbert

Constitutionality, popular sentiment, they no longer matter. Stay tuned for demise of Republic.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 5:28:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: CrosscutSaw

"What gives Obama the right to force insurance companies to pay for contraceptives anyway?"

None, of course. Scary that this is a textbook example of a Soviet-style Command Economy...

18 posted on 02/16/2012 5:29:40 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Qbert.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 5:32:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Eva

I was thinking the next thing “forced” on the public would be mandatory birth control. I could totally see Obama and his Nazi Dem worshippers feeing they have the authority and mandate to decree who gets to have a child and who doesn’t and oh,,,you have to pay off the DNC first or you’ll be forced to have a D&C


20 posted on 02/16/2012 5:34:11 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: bigdirty

Exactly. And even beyond that, the government has no Constitution right to impose a federally-run health care system upon us. Obamacare in its entirety is unconstitutional, not to mention immoral. Like all of us, the Catholic Church reaps what it sows. It’s been a shill for Obamacare since its inception. Now the Church is crying the blues because of the contraception/abortion mandates. Me thinks they dost protest too much.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 5:52:35 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, The Exempt Ones, are counting on just this type of debate, as to deflect and desensitize, from the fact that this is Arbeitsziehungslager, an illegal Satanic theft, as the body belongs to The Spirit, not a state.

Beware people. In just debating a PART, is to legitimize the entire Arbeitsziehungslager.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 6:08:17 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Qbert

It’s the other half that scares the hell out of me.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 6:11:08 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Qbert; wagglebee; Dr. Brian Kopp

I listen to all these talking heads supposedly supporting the Catholic position and they keep blowing it.

1. Damn it, it’s about forcing contraception on the Catholic Church and its ministries. It’s not about forcing contraception on the nation.

2. While it might not be considered cool by the real Catholics for everyone to be given free condoms and pills, the government forcing those things on the Church and its ministries is government forcing a Church to violate its own teaching.

It doesn’t matter how many Catholics like the doctrine of birth control any more than it matters how many Presbyterians like the doctrine of predestination.

The GOVERNMENT is not permitted to tell the Presbyterians they must be free will instead of predestination.

Friends, the GOVERNMENT is out of line when it tells the Catholic church is must support and offer contraception in violation of the Church’s own teachings.

Should they be handing out IUDs to nuns and rubbers to priests? Should altar boys have a bowl of condoms at the entryway? Should Catholic Ministries like hospitals, ALSO PART OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, be forced to distribute pills, abortion drugs, and coils to workers in Catholic settings?

Tell The Catholic League’s Donohue to buy a clue and quit talking about shell games with money.

A Catholic Hospital is CATHOLIC, just as much a part of Catholicism and attached to the Pope as is the local Catholic worship center.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 6:13:52 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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25 posted on 02/16/2012 6:19:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Qbert

Red pill or blue pill? Afterall, America is all about choice.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 6:20:00 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Eva

But they’ll only call it “assisted suicide” until the polls show that’s the wrong wording. Then it will just be called “helping your loved ones get to heaven more quickly then God had planned”. How could anyone be against that?/s


27 posted on 02/16/2012 6:22:34 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Qbert
This poll also shows what a moron Obama is. And I have never called a President that. I respect the office. But this guy just assumes that because a large percentage of Catholics have used birth control, they thinks it's fine for the government to infringe on religious liberty and the first amendment. The man can't reason. I bet half of the percentage that support him still think it's all about free pills.

I have two kids. Married 15 years. I'm Catholic. Do the math. I sinned against church teaching. I am admitting this freely. But keep the government out of my church!

28 posted on 02/16/2012 6:30:28 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not that they don’t care, I don’t believe, it’s that they’ve been brainwashed into believing that the 1st Amendment ONLY applies to the issues THEY CARE ABOUT....but, it is scary that 50% do not understand what FREEDOM IS!


29 posted on 02/16/2012 7:19:28 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Qbert

Does this mean “Saint Rick” can win after all?


30 posted on 02/16/2012 7:30:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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Should be 99% opposed. Too bad there are so many #ing commies in this Country.


31 posted on 02/16/2012 7:56:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: mware

I think 0bama will still get about 40% of the Catholic vote in Nov.


32 posted on 02/16/2012 9:15:31 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Qbert

These are Registered voters not even screened to see if they know what century it is. Hence, if you looked at Likely Voters the results would be at least 55%-45 against.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 10:19:17 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: boop
LOL!!!!

Don’t worry about this poll. CNN probably asked their male staffers if they were in favor of Obama’s “man-date” program. They were pretty much in favor, then the questioner mentioned taking a “pole” and it sealed the deal.

34 posted on 02/16/2012 10:51:58 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Gene Eric

Too bad there are so many in DC, too!


35 posted on 02/16/2012 10:53:00 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: PapaNew; All

I believe Freedom loving, non Socialist are the slimmest of majority in this country right now, but we are slipping fast. I’m very certain 0bama will be re-elected at this point.

I give us another 5 years before the majority favor and support Socialism and little freedom. I work with a lot of young people in my office (about 30 kids under 26). In many conversation with most of them at one time or another, I have found they all love 0bama. They believe Socialism is a good thing. The want a world where their homes, food, clothing and medical care are provided to them by the government. They believe government needs to limit our freedom. The love the 99 percenters. Most of them or Atheists. The guys think MooChelle 0bama is a hot mama. They support gay marriage, gay education to school kids, condoms in the schools, and few have even said the Republican party should be banned and Sarah Palin executed. These kids are the future of this once great nation.

I’m scared. If I was 70, I would care less as I know I most likely will have checked out before this punks are in power. But I’m only 40, so I could have another good 30-40 years left and I will have live under this crap (but if 0bamacare kicks in, that should help mercifully lower my life expectancy). I used to be sad that I never got married and had children. Now I am greatful. I don’t have to struggle to keep my kids on the right path when everything out there is leading them astray. And if they remained freedom loving, good Christian children who love God and Jesus, they would suffer the pain of rejection and being an outcast. I think God has spared the pain of that by not leading to the right woman for me.

It’s the last decade where we have really lost the future generation, and sadly 6 of those years were under full Republican control. How did that happen?

Conservatism is on life support and the plug will be pulled very soon. We have lost this battle and will soon lose this country. Freedom will be no more.

There is only one thing tat gives me hope......God is the only hope we have. Perhaps the time is at hand for Jesus return and God will soon judge those who have scorned him, rejected him, led people on a Godless path and who aided and abetted the genocide of 40,000,00 innocent, unborn babies. I know the Bible said things would be really bad before Christ’s return. If it’s not bad enough right now, I wonder how much worse will it get.


36 posted on 02/16/2012 11:56:18 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: Qbert
This is a LOSING proposition for Obama - and he should know it.

1st Amendment freedom is sacred to ALL Americans. Their feeling is going to be:

"IF he can do this to religious organizations, WHAT ELSE will he attempt to do in violation of the 1st Amendment?"

I think that this will ALSO affect the healthcare debate, with those who have not already made up their minds being swayed to vote AGAINST Obama in the election - STRICTLY based on government interference into their lives ...

37 posted on 02/17/2012 1:13:27 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lazamataz

Plus, factor in that many people, when asked poll questions of this type, find the line of questioning offensive and refuse to participate.


38 posted on 02/17/2012 4:48:36 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Qbert

And this is just the beginning. It will get worse for Obama and his Party.
Don’t listen to the lying media watch what Democrats up for election do. Casey, Larson and so on.
Even the CINOs will jump ship.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 5:44:21 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: PapaNew

This is actually a good poll given CNN conducted it. I’m sure they did not ask the question this way.

Do you support the Government forcing private companies to offer contraception/abortion services in their health plans?

America is still a lot more conservative than liberal in general terms especially when faced with straight on arguments. The problem is the stranglehold that the left has on the messaging/media and even then the number of self id conservatives is increasing. Imagine if some of these conservative billionaires would get off their asses, get together an buy out or exercise controlling shares in some of these msm media companies and change the game?

Politics is like a bandaid if you don’t win the culture.


40 posted on 02/17/2012 7:14:49 AM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

> Politics is like a bandaid if you don’t win the culture.

The culture war is being won in the public schools.

The public school is better understood as the “school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.

The “public school” is BY FAR, the larges, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

It must be destroyed.

If you want to win the culture, have lots of children and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church, synagogue, and like-thinking friends and relatives.

If you already have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 7:49:45 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

When Obama tries to attack Santorum for being an extremist that wants women with coat hangars in closets and push old people in wheel chairs off cliff it will back fire.


42 posted on 02/17/2012 7:54:24 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Qbert

ru486 Obama!


43 posted on 02/17/2012 8:17:49 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Qbert

I think if the polling questioon has mentioned abortion drugs, the anti-HHS response would have been a lot higher. Really.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 12:54:34 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." William S. Burroughs)
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To: Eva

I don’t think you are right. The next thing the Rats want to make Catholics accept will be abortion. If they can get them to accept contraceptives and abortion pills what’s next except abortion itself. That would keep PP going for years and years.


45 posted on 02/17/2012 1:02:06 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Qbert

If the pubs would get out there and keep emphasizing how this administration wants to make contraception for free while insulin for diabetes costs $1200 a quarter....

....where is Boehner? where is McConnell? They weren’t on last week’s Sunday talk shows but maybe this coming Sunday?

Americans were never screaming that contraception should be given away for free but the pubs aren’t fighting back, as is their wont.


46 posted on 02/17/2012 2:26:56 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: unkus

better than 54% which is what he got in 2008- disgraceful!


47 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:41 AM PST by michigancatholic (HHS Mandate - Why and Why the Timing?)
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To: xzins

this argument is also being made, just not as loudly for a few reasons....it’s the “formal cooperation with evil” argument...might be more effective in court than on the street


48 posted on 02/19/2012 5:11:19 AM PST by michigancatholic (HHS Mandate - Why and Why the Timing?)
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To: austinaero

already in the works; they’ll be trying to shift the peeps to long-lasting birth control methods (IUDS, monthly pills, etc) next, the kind they pass out in Africa.


49 posted on 02/19/2012 5:13:05 AM PST by michigancatholic (HHS Mandate - Why and Why the Timing?)
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To: Maryhere

The mandate includes birth control, abortion, sterilization, morning after pills already. This is what the big uproar is about. Obama’s trying to make it sound like it’s all about birth control. It’s not.


50 posted on 02/19/2012 5:15:10 AM PST by michigancatholic (HHS Mandate - Why and Why the Timing?)
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