Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rasmussen Poll: Big Numbers Against Obamacare

I wasn’t going to blog this morning, but a Rasmussen Poll just out blows away any attempts to downplay opposition to Obamacare. The headline number is that Americans likely to vote are opposed to Obama/Pelosicare by a 53-42 margin. But a closer look reveals the numbers are even worse (or better) than that:

More significantly, 44% of voters strongly oppose the health care reform effort versus 26% who strongly favor it. Intensity has been stronger among opponents of the plan since the debate began. . . .

Most notable, however, is the opposition among voters not affiliated with either party. Sixty-two percent (62%) of unaffiliated voters oppose the health care plan, and 51% are strongly opposed.

Of course, those unaffiliated or “independent” voters are highly important in swinging elections. Politicians who ignore them or even refuse to hold town halls to listen to them might want to start looking for other work.

1 comment:

deacon steve said...

As a Canadian, I am very saddened by the overwhelming ignorance of many Americans concerning the rampant corruption and systemic injustice that characterizes current American heath care. To perpetuate a health care system which denies basic medical care to significant parts of the population - including the most vulnerable members of society - is one of the greatest injustices being perpetrated on the planet - an absurdity in a nation which prides itself on being a world "leader". Obama's plan is a good starting point.