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.
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Today as ABC runs it’s “All Obama, All Day” programing dedicating huge chunks of its broadcast day to push the Presidents Health Care Reform – which I and many dub ObamaCare™ there is growing opposition to the presidents plan from all quarters including his own party.
A major issue most people are becoming very weary of is the continued lie’s the president has repeating a) that you can keep your own doctor and b) that the Public Option is competitive and levels the playing field.
I created a video today that addresses b) above:
Here’s ABC’s program schedule:
- Charlie Gibson will broadcast ABC Nightly News from the Blue Room at the White House
- A special edition of “Primetime” will air at 9 p.m. central time from the White House.
- “Good Morning America” will interview Obama, with a card-carrying member of the Obama Fan Club, Diane Sawyer, playing host. (Gee, wonder if she’ll ask Obama any tough questions. Maybe she’ll ask how “Bo” is getting along in the White House…or if Michelle has been shopping lately…)
- “Nightline”, “Top Line”, and “World News” will all dedicate special programming time to the President’s plans for health care reform.
What we know so far:
Now here is the very interesting part:
- the President will answer questions from the audience that have been pre-selected by ABC news.
- ABC news is NOT allowing Republicans to offer an opposing viewpoint or response to Obama’s presentation.
- ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising from conservative groups that want to offer an alternative viewpoint regarding the White House health care plans. This is unprecedented – a television station turning down advertising revenue!
Rick Scott, Chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights adds
It is unfortunate – and unusual – that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House healthcare event. Healthcare is an issue that touches every American… The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC’s decision – as of now – to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll’s key findings:
7. Generally speaking, would you say you favor (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)? 54% smaller. 41% larger. (Biggest gap in favor of smaller government in 7 years.)
15. For each specific item I name, please tell me whether you are very satisfied with it, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.
The quality of the health care you receive: 83% satisfied, 16% dissatisfied.
Your health insurance coverage (84% have it): 81% satisfied, 19% dissatisfied.
How concerned are you, if at all, that current efforts to reform the health care system will [ITEM] – very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned?
Reduce the quality of health care you receive: 81% concerned, 18% not
Reduce your health insurance coverage: 82% convcerned, 17% not.
Increase your health care costs: 84% concerned, 9% not.
Increase government bureaucracy in the health care system: 78% concerned, 19% not.
Limit your choices of doctors or treatments: 79% concerned, 20% not.
Sharply increase the federal deficit: 84% concerned, 8% not.
22. (HALF SAMPLE) Would you support or oppose a federal tax on health insurance benefits people receive through their employer if those benefits cost more than
17-thousand dollars a year? 24% support, 70% oppose.
26. Just your best guess, if the health care system is changed, do you think the quality of your health care will get (better), get (worse), or remain about the same? 16% better, 31% worse, 50% same.
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