Thursday, April 15, 2010

Opposition to Obama's Health Law Surges

At Fox News, "Poll: Opposition to Obama's Health Law Surges":

Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it -- a clear indication his victory could become a liability for Democrats in this fall's elections.

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent. Before a divided Congress finally passed the bill and Obama signed it at a jubilant White House ceremony last month, public opinion was about evenly split. Another 10 percent of Americans say they are neutral.

Disapproval for Obama's handling of health care also increased from 46 percent in early March before he signed the bill, to 52 percent currently -- a level not seen since last summer's angry town hall meetings.

Nonetheless, the bleak numbers may not represent a final judgment for the president and his Democratic allies in Congress.

Only 28 percent of those polled said they understand the overhaul extremely or very well. And a big chunk of those who don't understand it remain neutral. Democrats hope to change public opinion by calling attention to benefits available this year for seniors, families with children transitioning to work and people shut out of coverage because of a medical problem.
Good luck with that!


Larry Sheldon said...


Strange term for "trained and thoroughly committed".

Or "rabid".

science fiction writer said...

Obama and his administration are two-steppers. The so-called Change Masters omitted a key element (additional to ignoring their constituents) in their efforts to impose/inflict their ideology on the American public. An indication of amateurs at the helm.

Whoever said Obama was smart was most likely mistaken.