Poll: Democrats Recover Some of Their Health Care Polling Lead Over the GOP

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Monday, March 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Republicans (see here) are pushing a CNN poll that has opposition to health care reform legislation running to 59 percent. Two things I noticed, however, that hint at the sub rosa worries some conservatives have about this.

First, that high opposition number is split — only 43 percent of people say they oppose the bill because it’s “too liberal,” while 13 percent say it’s “not liberal enough.”

Second, I see that since December, Democrats have gained a little ground — within the margin of error — on the question of which party voters “trust more to handle major changes in the country’s health care system.” A three-point lead has become a six-point lead.

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It’s really anybody’s guess what happens to these numbers now — GOP strategist Patrick Ruffini, in a bit of expectation-setting, predicts that President Obama’s approval numbers will soon rise to 58 or 59 percent.

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Ogami Itto
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

What percentage of self-identified Democrats and Independents favor the health care reform legislation? Since Democrats have shown that they don't need a single Republican vote to pass their bills who the hell cares whether or not Republicans support or oppose ANYTHING?


Jason R.
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

Because with that attitude you are likely to start another civil war…


Chuck
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

Most popular opinion is based on misinformed populism. This isn't a perfect bill by any stretch. But Republicans have done a very good job of misrepresenting the actual content and focus of the bill. This bill – for all its faults – will improve health care access for regular people, and it will not sink the economy. In fact, increases in military budgets over the past decade dwarf the costs of this bill. In time, the angry populism will die out and people will begin to understand that this is not a “government takeover” but instead a way to increase access to care and limit the damage to individuals who might not be able to afford their bills. I'm glad this passed.


Melody Man
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

I have friends that were telling me the other night that they have had enough and their is going to be a revolution. I was asking how this is supposed to work. Are you going to take up arms and rush the Capital building in Washington?

Get real. In 1981 my mother, (who is an attourney) paid 70% of her income to the government. In the 1950's the tax rate for high income earners was as high as 92%!!!!!!! I belive now our highest tax rate is 38% for high income earners. These people need to do some research and find out the reallity of our history when they say we are being taxed to death.

By the way if you were educated in a public school, that you were mandated to go to by our gov., with the option to go to a prive school. You have a socialist education. Where are the people saying, you can't make my children learn to read & write.

I think it all comes down to I'm not going to let a N****R run this country or tell me what to do! Get over it! 1/2 of your kids want to be black anyway and you can't stand it.

I spoke with a young lady last week that said Obama is killing our country and she is being taxed to death. She makes under $20,000.00 a year with 2 kids. Her tax rate dropped this year! She doesn't realize her lips are being loaded by people that are in a higher tax bracket or have something to loose ie: pharm. co. or insurance co.. I still have not got an answer to what is Obama gaining with this program. Is this going to make him extreemly rich? I don't think so!


monkey99
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

The GOP (along with “edited-for-content” news “sources” such as Fox noise) have misrepresented poll numbers for more than a year, now. I keep hearing “A majority of the American people” in everything they say, which is hard to swallow, since the last election proved that it isn't so, by a long shot.

With every example of obstructionism, the REAL numbers will show just how trusted they are with anything. That number is getting smaller all the time. I know of at least five people who have switched party affiliation from Republican to either Dem or Independent. That's since November, last year, and I live in a town of 5,000! I'd like to see the stats for the rest of the country.


Wellescent Health
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

What will certainly be more interesting are the changes in the polls after the bill is enacted and frenzy has died down. At that point, opinions will be based on a greater range of issues than just health care.


strangely_enough
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

And yet, that seemed to be the M.O. of the G.O.P., and last administration, but still no one has fired on Ft. Sumter…


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yuregininsesi
Comment posted June 27, 2010 @ 9:37 am

This bill – for all its faults – will improve health care access for regular people, and it will not sink the economy. In fact, increases in military budgets over the past decade dwarf the costs of this bill. In time, the angry populism will die out and people will begin to understand that this is not a “government takeover” but instead a way to increase access to care and limit the damage to individuals who might not be able to afford their bills. I'm glad this passed.


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Comment posted August 29, 2010 @ 11:55 am

With every example of obstructionism, the REAL numbers will show just how trusted they are with anything. That number is getting smaller all the time. I know of at least five people who have switched party affiliation from Republican to either Dem or Independent. That's since November, last year, and I live in a town of 5,000! I'd like to see the stats for the rest of the country.


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