Monday, July 13, 2009

Obamacare Poll Watch: 49 Per Cent Oppose Health Care Reform Plan


It does NOT look good for President Obama and his health care reform efforts in the latest polling.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters now at least somewhat oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 46% at least somewhat favor it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

This marks the first time that more voters lean against the plan than support it. Just two weeks ago, 50% were for the reform plan, and 45% were opposed.

The question:

Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?
  • Strongly favor - 22%
  • Somewhat favor - 24%
  • Somewhat oppose - 11%
  • Strongly oppose - 38%
  • Not sure - 5%
Now, there is word the United States Senate Finance Committee has indicated that there will be no mark-up of the health reform bill this week. Time is running out to get a bill out of the Congress for the August summer recess.

The question has always been: Who will pay for health care reform?

And, the conservative Democrats in the House and particularly the Senate realize that whatever plan comes out, they will be saddled with complete responsibility - just like with the Economic Stimulus Bill failure. Any economic dislocation will be squarely on the Democrat's back.

I don't look for any meaningful Obamacare health care reform legislation being passed this session of Congress, if ever.

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