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ObamaCare, Obama Support Hit Record Lows In New Poll
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/09/2014 | John Merline

Posted on 01/09/2014 5:19:23 AM PST by IBD editorial writer

One in five Democrats now opposes ObamaCare, a record high, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. And more than one in six Democrats now say they want it repealed, another new high.

Overall, 55% of the public oppose the law, the highest since IBD/TIPP started asking this question in 2010. Just 37% support ObamaCare, matching a record low. And while support for outright repeal of the law inched down in January, that was because it fell among Republicans and independents. Among Democrats, support for repeal jumped 4 points.

ObamaCare is also clearly driving down President Obama's approval rating, which dropped to just 38% in January from 43% in November. Among Democrats, Obama's approval has dropped 10 points since November.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamaapproval; obamacare; poverty; teacher

1 posted on 01/09/2014 5:19:23 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

But will Obama’s approval ever get below 38% ?


2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:24:02 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: IBD editorial writer


THIS TEACHER HAS GUTS


This teacher has more guts than our entire Congress, Supreme Court and the Obama administration. GOD bless a teacher.

A TEACHER FROM THE GREAT STATE OF MISSOURI WILL LOSE HER JOB FOR STANDING UP FOR ALL OF US.
Give this teacher and true American a standing ovation. This 4th grade teacher has said it all, and she was brave enough to attach her name to it.


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America.

You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States, telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world.

Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about, if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe?

Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country?

Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States?

This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You didn't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia.

How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans, but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers, yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses.

What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves?

I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses.

In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do.

We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities.

I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not destroy my beautiful country.

Sincerely, Every real American

P.S. I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'.................

PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL LIST…..
It is past time for all Americans to wake up!


Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy . C Hillsboro , MO 63050



(This woman may lose her job for this letter.
I believe we owe it to her for expressing the outrage that we feel, but fail to address.)



Please pass this on.





3 posted on 01/09/2014 5:25:57 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: IBD editorial writer
THEY CAN RUN BUT THEY CANT HIDE

One in five Democrats now opposes ObamaCare, a record high, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. And more than one in six Democrats now say they want it repealed, another new high.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dumbos marching in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

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As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature plan that was ultimately enacted (by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote) into the "Affordable Care Act :

OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

LOYAL DEMOCRATS CHIME IN:

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairman’s remark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “..it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.” (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."

FRANKEN YOUTUBE SOUND BITE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=UCZmAYYNz8I

4 posted on 01/09/2014 5:28:39 AM PST by Liz
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This is becoming so predictable: the media panics at how low his approval number goes so they stop reporting it; then when they finally HAVE to report it there has been a big drop and the low IQ crowd is shocked. Instead of a gradual drop that could be missed by these dummies a big drop they can’t miss pops up! And all the while his numbers keep dropping. I love it!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 5:31:42 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Liz

Liz, that is a nice collection of quotes.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 5:31:43 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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(CNN) – How do you feel about Obamacare? How about the Affordable Care Act?

They’re two different names for one law, but a new poll shows more Americans oppose the president’s signature health care law when it has his name attached than when it’s called the official name.

According to a new CNBC poll that surveyed two different groups, 46% of the group that was asked about “Obamacare” was opposed to the law, while 37% of the group asked about the “Affordable Care Act” was opposed to the law.

At the same time, more people support “Obamacare” (29%) than those who support ACA (22%.) In other words, having “Obama” in the name “raises the positives and the negatives,” as CNBC put it.

It’s also important to note that 30% didn’t know what the ACA was, compared to 12% who weren’t familiar with Obamacare, according to the poll.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/27/poll-obamacare-vs-affordable-care-act/

Americans are stupid.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 5:34:09 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: jmaroneps37

Doesn’t matter if his approval rating drops to 2%. Nothing will change.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:03 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: devolve

Awesome letter, I feel the same way.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 5:38:17 AM PST by refermech
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To: IBD editorial writer

There was a poll like this a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the detailed response breakdown showed that of the people disapproving, about 13% disapproved because Obama wasn’t liberal enough, or the ACA hadn’t gone far enough.

That means that the population is still split 50-50. I wonder if this week’s breakdown, behind the headline numbers is more united.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:44:10 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: refermech

- from an email forwarded by my brother

oddly I am finding that my new Apple MacBook PRO is more difficult to compose or edit on FR or in emails and website pages after my old WebTV

keyword : teacher or obama on FR


11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:53:57 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: ilovesarah2012

What? Who would oppose the affordable care act without knowing details?

“support” for the ACA is based primarily on not associating the name with the law being berated. More interesting is that Obamacare has support 10% ABOVE recognition, while ACA support (non-opposition) essentially matches those who don’t know what it is.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:55:48 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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Intersecting curves.

The lower it gets, the less press coverage...and, it is now known as the AFA...

The goober on Fox & Friends yesterday morning defending it was priceless.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:34 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: devolve

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy . C Hillsboro , MO 63050

(This woman may lose her job for this letter.
I believe we owe it to her for expressing the outrage that we feel, but fail to address.)


I hope Gretchen has her on Fox soon so there will be proof the letter was written...otherwise, she will be fired and a tree fell in the woods but didn’t make a sound.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 6:07:07 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: devolve
This teacher didn't write the letter, according to Snopes:

"Origins: This letter to President Obama began circulating in May 2009 as something penned by a fourth grade teacher from Hillsboro, Missouri, named Kathleen Lyday. However, Ms. Lyday has disclaimed being its author; her name merely became attached to it when she forwarded it to others. An earlier version circulated in mid-April 2009 credits authorship to one Franklin T. Bell of Columbia, Maryland." Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/ihavehadit.asp#SjIgw83R7ubuLoQM.99

15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:09:54 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Both are holding steady at 0% in my house.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
Dubh_Ghlase:" This teacher didn't write the letter, according to Snopes:"

SNOPES has a reliability factor similar to Harry Reid , pResident Obama ,Grorge Soros and MSNBC .

17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:54 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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Dubh_Ghlase:" This teacher didn't write the letter, according to Snopes:"

Even a broken clock is right twice a day !!

18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:45:55 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: devolve

She denies writing the letter and was not fired.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/rumor-patrol-grandview-teacher-not-losing-job-over-anti-obama/article_f05c1440-187a-55cd-ae70-45789fd017b5.html


19 posted on 01/09/2014 6:51:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: CincyRichieRich

The lower it gets, the less press coverage...and, it is now known as the AFA...

***************
There are actually a lot more “landmines” facing the ACA in 2014. The horror stories are going to get worse instead of better. A lot of those stories will converge around the unaffrordably high costs, coverage confusion, and major security breaches. This disaster has just started to unfold.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 7:42:10 AM PST by Starboard
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To: IBD editorial writer
I can speak to increased fees.

I had my teeth cleaned this week. This is usually a $35.00 co-pay. Even with my good insurance the deductible kicked in and my payment was $71.40. Double

Yesterday I had a catscan -- usual fee would have been $50.00 co-pay. Instead my payment yesterday was $100.00. Again double!

And this is with good insurance!

So it appears to me that this deductible nonsense is Obamacare's method of recouping their money. Does all this make sense?

21 posted on 01/09/2014 7:59:03 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

My dentist had his plan cancelled because it didn’t include pediatric dental care.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 1:16:13 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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