Monday, September 28, 2009

Good News!

From Rasmussen Reports:

Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan.

Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan than younger voters. In the latest survey, just 33% of seniors favor the plan while 59% are opposed. The intensity gap among seniors is significant. Only 16% of the over-65 crowd Strongly Favors the legislation while 46% are Strongly Opposed.

For the first time ever, a slight plurality of voters now express doubt that the legislation will become law this year. Forty-six percent (46%) say passage is likely while 47% say it is not. Those figures include 18% who say passage is Very Likely and 15% who say it is Not at All Likely. Sixty percent (60%) are less certain.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Democrats say the plan is at least somewhat likely to become law. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republicans disagree. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 34% say passage is at least somewhat likely while 58% say it is not.

This is why Obama was in such a tearing hurry to get congress to pass the legislation before the August recess despite the fact that it would not go into effect for years.

He, and/or his handlers knew, that once people got the chance to see exactly what Obama meant by "health care reform" the less they would like it.

The fact that support continues to fall while opposition continues to rise makes it far less likely that enough Representatives and Senators will be willing to defy public sentiment and vote for this legislative turd.

Another good thing about this is that as Obama keeps going out and pushing a plan which the majority of the public has already made up it's mind is bad he keeps losing credibility with the voters. This is reflected in his falling job approval and personal popularity numbers.

Keep it up Barry you're rapidly becoming the GOP's best friend.