Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Majority Says #ObamaCare Needs 'Major Overaul' or 'Should Be Eliminated'

Well, it's not all good news for Republicans. The biggest thing that sticks out for me is the "pox on both your houses" sentiment that comes through in some of the preference polling.

At NBC News, "Poll: Majority think health law needs overhaul or elimination." (The PDF survey is here.)

Sixty-three percent said that a "new person" should be elected to Congress, rather than "giving your representative a chance." Also, when thinking about "how you might vote for Congress next year," support for an independent candidate is at 30 percent, up from 25 percent in September. Again, Republicans have a lot to be worried about in these numbers, as they hold the House majority, but Democrats certainly can't rest easy, since they'll be defending Obama's clusterf-k on the campaign trail next year. For that reason alone --- as well as the national redistricting picture which is said to advantage Republicans --- I seriously doubt the Democrats have a chance of taking the House in 2014.

In any case, leftist assholes can stop with the stupid meme about how approval of ObamaCare just keeps going up:
A majority of Americans – 52 percent – believe the health care law needs either a major overhaul or to be completely eliminated, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

Forty-four percent think it either needs minor modifications or that it’s working well as is.
The Obama administration maintains that the health insurance exchange website can be fixed, but acknowledges major problems.

“In these early weeks, access to has been a miserably frustrating experience for way too many Americans,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday in testimony on Capitol Hill.

President Barack Obama addresses the issues facing Wednesday during a speech at Boston's Faneuil Hall.

The number of respondents who said the law was a good or bad idea was relatively unchanged from earlier this month. But support for the law has slipped with one key group – women, who traditionally rank health care as a higher priority than men, and who are seen as an important plank in selling the law.

Americans called it a bad idea by a 47-37 percent margin – a shift from 43-38 percent earlier this month. But among women, a group President Barack Obama won by 11 points in 2012, just 38 percent think it’s a good idea, while 45 percent do not. That’s down from early October, when most women said the law was a good idea by a 41-39 percent margin.
More at Memeorandum.