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At 49 Percent Support, Obamacare Hits a High
http://news.yahoo.com/49-percent-support-obamacare-hits-high-211806422--abc-news-politics.html ^ | 4-1-14 | ABC News

Posted on 04/01/2014 7:56:18 AM PDT by Paul46360

"Public support for the Affordable Care Act narrowly notched a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the law's rollout - although still substantial - has eased from its peak last fall."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; government; msm; obamacare
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It hasn't eased..just some people can"t descern the lies and figure that it must be OK now.
1 posted on 04/01/2014 7:56:18 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

SAMPLE QUESTION:

Choose one:

[ ] Do you support Obamacare, with it’s free health care and guaranteed good health
[ ] Are you a racist, right wing Neanderthal, bitter and clinging to your Bible and guns.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Paul46360

Like I’ve been saying ... the GOP’s all in against ODimwitcare for 2014 will be a disaster.

But ... I doubt they’ll listen to me.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 7:58:46 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Paul46360

(”ABC/WaPO”) needs to be in the headline.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Paul46360

What was the POLL Question........as it did NOT have the word “Obamacare” in it, etc......

Loaded propaganda poll.........Credibility is job none.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:10 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Paul46360

How can 1/2 of 350M people say its a good thing when only 6M are using it?


6 posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Paul46360

The vigorous Calvinball of this administration has temporarily alleviated some of the stink.

But it remains a program that only liberals who are more self righteous than anything else could love.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Paul46360

The rollout of the GOP health plan is even worse.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 8:01:26 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: Paul46360
I see Sally Sweetlies got the hint...


9 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:04 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Paul46360

I don’t believe it....They word the poll question in a manner which says we all like it.....kind of like would you rather eat poop or like Ocare.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Paul46360

49% of you infidels support Obamacare!


11 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:38 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Paul46360

0SocialistCare propaganda hits a high, is more like it.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paul46360

Wow, it went up from 26% to 49% in a couple days!


13 posted on 04/01/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Paul46360

Push poll lies just like the lies they signed up 7 million by the deadline. Not one single sentence, phrase or word can you believe from these people or the government.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 8:07:48 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Paul46360

The Lie-Machine is in overdrive. The Big Push is on to save the Democratic Party from itself.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zathras
How can 1/2 of 350M people say its a good thing when only 6M are using it?

Bingo!

16 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:40 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

They do need a broader front, but the GOP is having a civil war right now.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:11 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: dforest

More lies from the WH or skewed polls taken in Harlem or Detroit

And hell look at how much PR they’ve had to throw at it. They probably sucked all of the funds out of the black fund and used it on 0’Care PR


18 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Paul46360

Hoping this is an April Fool’s joke.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:39 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Paul46360

Seems like, just a few days ago, it was getting 26% support. What happened? (duh)


20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:10:59 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: dforest

Sorry, did not read yours before posting (post #20). We think alike.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 8:12:02 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: 4Speed

METHODOLOGY - This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cell phone March 26-30, 2014, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,017 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points.

It’s a junk poll, a desperation poll, a poll seeking an predetermined answer.

Spanish speaking tells you illegals. American citizens speak English.

Adults means anybody despite their voting history, registration or likelihood.

The only polls that really matter are properly balanced polls of likely voters.

Furthermore - we don’t get the crosstabs. The pollster, Langer, doesn’t or won’t provide the details of the poll or the demographics.

Garbage and lies and lies and garbage: that’s our American media.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:13:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Paul46360

Yea, forget about that poll last week showing a 25% approval... The propaganda machine around this lie is better than anything Nazi Germany had.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:33 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Paul46360

Just because it might work doesn’t mean its a good idea.

What is wrong with people — do they place so little value on their liberty?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NEMDF

I know, it was that twerking video. LOL


25 posted on 04/01/2014 8:15:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: RIghtwardHo
Like I’ve been saying ... the GOP’s all in against ODimwitcare for 2014 will be a disaster.

Exactly. Americans eventually come around to accepting abridgements to their freedom in exchange for what they're told to believe is "for the greater good." As such, GOPers will need to broaden their message way beyond Obamacare to start closing the gap in the Senate in November.

26 posted on 04/01/2014 8:18:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: BenLurkin
What is wrong with people — do they place so little value on their liberty?

Half of Americans don't even understand why Obamacare restricts their liberty. They'd eagerly glom onto single payer if their favorite celebrity or sports star told them it was best for them. We're not talking about a particularly bright bunch here...

27 posted on 04/01/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Paul46360

The poll question asked:
“Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?”


28 posted on 04/01/2014 8:23:10 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Paul46360

The propaganda apparatus is in high gear.

And the liberals and great unwashed will lap it up.

This push by the press would be laughably embarrassing if it weren’t so damned frightening.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Paul46360
I think it's eased. The final final deadline came and went and it hasn't caused most people hardship yet.

The HOR RINOs were wrong to fund it. With it still being funded, Obama's been able to change the rules at will. Besides that, the 'pubs look weak. Nobody's going to change their allegiance to side with people who can't or won't accomplish something.

30 posted on 04/01/2014 8:26:42 AM PDT by grania
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To: Paul46360
In other news, 51% of men have decided that the "right" to violently rape random women should be protected by law. Since the Constitution and the rule of law are now completely subservient to democracy, Congress expects to pass the so-called "Get Some! Act" next week, and the Rapist-in-Chief is expected to sign it.

Constitutional rights are not lost when some poll exceeds 50%. This is (was?) a Constitutional Republic, NOT a democracy.

31 posted on 04/01/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Paul46360
As someone cited, must not lose the fact that it is APR 1

oBomaScare and the 'due date', along with the fact that DC has it primary for Mayor today, just proves that people in 'high places' have either a real sense of IRONY or a fair sense of humor.

To have both such misconstrued events fall on APRIL FOOLS DAY is as much a sense of brilliance as "The Cable Guy" and his 'Only a genius would build a city 5 feet below sea level and fill it with LIBERALS that can't swim'(close) as being 'good, timely statements'.

"They" have skewered the books and numbers so bad that NO one has a clue as to what is up.

Maybe 'we' should elect a 'weak' Pres/Senate/House for the next term as the first four years or going to be 'wasted' getting this mess somewhat straightened out. No sense 'wasting' (real) GOOD people for that period, get the seat(s) and get to work. Then follow up with GREAT people for the RECONSTRUCTION II for the 'Civil War' that was fought with (almost) nary a shot being fired.

32 posted on 04/01/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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1. Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

Support ( Net 49% Strongly = 25 Somewhat = 24 )

Oppose ( Net 48% Strongly = 12 Somewhat = 36 )

2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling implementation of the new health care law? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

Approve ( Net 44% Strongly = 19 Somewhat = 25 )

Disapprove ( Net 54% Strongly = 15 Somewhat = 39 )

3. Overall, do you support or oppose efforts by Republicans in Congress to replace the new health care law? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Support ( Net 47% Strongly = 28 Somewhat = 19 )

Oppose ( Net 49% Strongly = 17 Somewhat = 32 )

So, it has a 3.5 percent margin of error and the results in question 1 ( which is where they got their headline )show approval at 49 percent and disapproval at 48 percent. It could have easily gone the other way within the margin of error. If they were truly honest in their reporting, the headline would be from question 2, which is a 54 percent disapproval versus a 44 percent approval. But it is the lapdog media, so that is to be expected.

33 posted on 04/01/2014 8:33:21 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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Supported by tens of millions who have NO plans of ever signing up.

RIGHT.

Stalinists lie. ALWAYS.


34 posted on 04/01/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Paul46360

Oh, I get it... April Fools!!!


35 posted on 04/01/2014 8:51:05 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Paul46360

It was 29% two days ago.


36 posted on 04/01/2014 8:57:03 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: Paul46360

And not only that, but the unemployment rate is only 6.7%!!

Yeah, okay.


37 posted on 04/01/2014 9:01:14 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Zathras
How can 1/2 of 350M people say its a good thing when only 6M are using it?

Easy, "It's a good thing.............I ain't on it.".....................

38 posted on 04/01/2014 9:08:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Zathras

How many sign-ups are people who lost their insurance because of OBC?

How many of the 40 million uninsured (their number) are still uninsured.

How many of the enrollees are illegals?

How many were previously insured and are now uninsured?


39 posted on 04/01/2014 9:11:21 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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Wow, it went up from 26% to 49% in a couple days!

Don't forget, they signed up a million folks on a day where the website was down for half the day. I guess the figured out their contention problems...
40 posted on 04/01/2014 9:12:44 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Paul46360

Wow! The April Fools jokes are coming Fast and Furious today.


41 posted on 04/01/2014 9:13:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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But ... I doubt they’ll listen to me.

Thank GOD, you RINO progressive East Coast hack.

42 posted on 04/01/2014 9:14:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: TheCipher
1. Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

WOW.

What a load-question.

Everyone wants changes to the health care system. From that, they deduce WE WANT THE MONSTROSITY KNOWN AS OBAMACARE.

Freakin progressive East Coast hacks.

43 posted on 04/01/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Paul46360

More Beltway BS from the manure machine. Believing anything that comes from that source is an exercise in foolishness.


44 posted on 04/01/2014 9:25:41 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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Wow! ObamaCare is a sensation and unemployment is nearing record lows while peace reigns in the world.

Times are so great we should send the lovely Michelle, her Mom and her wonderful daughters on a exotic, expensive vacation - they have so earned it.

45 posted on 04/01/2014 9:26:16 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: NEMDF
It's pretty sad when they have to fabricate poll numbers and pretend like 49% is great. I would knock at least 15 percentage points off of any poll put out by these stooges.
46 posted on 04/01/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Paul46360

Wow, yesterday I read support for BOcare was at 25%.

What a difference a one-day news cycle makes.


47 posted on 04/01/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, notice they never used the term Obamacare( or even ACA ) in their questions. They leave it as vague as possible so they can put their own interpretation on it.


48 posted on 04/01/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: Paul46360
Here is I believe a fundamental problem with this poll. The first question in the poll:

Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

Notice, it does not say "Obamacare". It does not say "The Affordable Care Act". It does not in fact identify the law at all. It says "the federal law making changes to the health care system".

Well, given that people are somewhat ignorant, and given that Obama is acting illegally anyway, how many people took one of Obama's last three months of announcements of "changes in the health care law", and assumed they were new law that was "changing the health care system", and are happy with THESE changes, and support THESE changes?

After all, a lot of conservatives supposedly supported it now. Maybe that was conservatives saying they supported the delay in the mandate that we have been fighting for the past 2 years.

The post poll has always been more positive for the health care law than all the other polls, because it tries so hard to hide what it is asking.

49 posted on 04/01/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Paul46360

This poll is BS!!!


50 posted on 04/01/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT by Viennacon
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