Support for Health Care Reform Up, According to … Rasmussen
Rassmussen Reports, the pollster whose surveys of “likely voters” most often show the worst numbers for President Obama and the Democrats, finds support for health care reform spiking since last week.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of all voters nationwide now favor the plan while 46% are opposed. In June , as the public debate was just beginning, 50% favored the plan and 45% were opposed. Support for the plan fell over the summer and reached a point where 53% of voters opposed it. However, in the days following the president’s speech, support for the plan has been moving up on a fairly consistent basis.
Coupled with The Washington Post’s poll that shows anger over health care reform slipping, there’s some gathering momentum for a deal that would give the White House a victory, if not please all liberals. The key part of The Post’s poll would seem to be this: “88 percent of liberal Democrats support the reform plan as is, 81 percent without the public option.”