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Disapproval of universal healthcare almost universal

Rasmussen Reports has released the latest polling data on the Obamacare and the numbers are pretty telling. The summary at the beginning of the report tells the story succinctly so I'll just quote it here.

Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.

Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.
Currently, just 32% oppose repeal.

The new findings include 46% who Strongly Favor repeal of the health care bill and 25% who Strongly Oppose it.

Almost two in three people want to repeal Obamacare. In today's politically charged climate it is difficult to get two in three people to agree on even something benign. For there to be such support for what would be a hugely polarizing action is astounding.

Two thirds of voters to wanting to repeal Obamacare is, if I may quote Vice President Biden, a big *&$^#@! deal.


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Think of it as Reverse Clai... (Below threshold)

Think of it as Reverse Clairol - the closer you get, the worse it looks!

I mean, we're seriously broke at this point, can't meet our debts, have a system that pretty much works for most of the people, and in order to cover what the GAO says will end up being about 5 million people we're going to scrap what we've got for a system devised by people who couldn't even run 'Cash 4 Clunkers' efficiently (And no, spending $24k for each $4000 rebate isn't efficient by any stretch of the imagination) - and cost the better part of a trillion in 10 years to boot. But it'll save us $100 billion in the long run.

And although it might be necessary to impose limits on care received, under no circumstances should it be thought of as health care rationing.

This all comes when we're $14 trillion in debt, looking to add to that debt at a rate of about $1 trillion a year for the next decade at least, AND our economy's pretty well flat at this point.

Obviously the thing to do, since we're broke, is to load up the credit card some more in the hopes that it'll all somehow fix itself.

You ever get the feeling that Obama buys lottery tickets each week, thinking that THIS time he's going to win the Powerball and he can pay off all of his obligations?

Lies! All lies! Rasmussen... (Below threshold)

Lies! All lies! Rasmussen is a right-wing extremest tool of the RNC! MSNBC and the NYT will make up a ..... er... conduct a poll in minutes to prove it. Just as soon as they find that Obama donor list of qualified voters to call. You'll see!

If 63% of voters want to re... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

If 63% of voters want to repeal Obamacare that means 37% of voters are brainless.

Im so proud of Barry. Keep ... (Below threshold)

Im so proud of Barry. Keep up the good work!

unfortunately, 63% of those... (Below threshold)

unfortunately, 63% of those getting elected this fall won't share that feeling... so we're stuck with Obamacare.

I hope that 63% of American... (Below threshold)

I hope that 63% of Americans remember to go to the polls and punish those responsible.

The health care overhaul st... (Below threshold)

The health care overhaul still remains a major issue. Ryan Brumberg is running in the 14th Congressional District as Republican and has some great ideas.


New York, NY--Ryan Brumberg has resigned his position as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company to challenge incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney for New York's 14th Congressional District. Socially liberal and fiscally conservative, Mr. Brumberg is the new breed of the Republican Party.

Mr. Brumberg outlined his philosophy: "History has repeatedly shown that despite good intentions; corporate bailouts, massive stimulus spending, and heavy corporate regulation will weaken the economic recovery, increase deficits, and drive the country towards bankruptcy. Innovation and private industry, not government and bureaucracy, create sustainable jobs."

In challenging Democratic Representative Maloney, candidate Brumberg has pledged to bring a fact-based approach to the nation's most pressing problems.

Brumberg elaborated: "The problems facing our economy and finances are too severe to allow ideology--Democratic or Republican--to guide our national decisions. Government needs to be smarter. America should continue to be the envy of the world, and New York the envy of America."

Mr. Brumberg's campaign officially kicked off Thursday night, April 29th, at a fundraising celebration hosted by supporters of Brumberg for Congress.

Brumberg has already raised approximately 50% per cent as much campaign funds in the past three weeks, as the prior three Republican candidates raised in the past three elections combined.

A lifelong New Yorker, Ryan Brumberg grew up just outside of the city. He has deep roots in Manhattan's East Side, where his family has lived for more than 60 years. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, with top honors from Stanford Law School, and then returned home to New York City to join McKinsey & Company.

Visit www.brumberg2010.com for more information.

Well....he's not from Harva... (Below threshold)

Well....he's not from Harvard...so he's got that going for him.

Fact patrol here, just to r... (Below threshold)

Fact patrol here, just to remind you that doesn't seem to distinguish those who think the bill because it does too much, from those who think it doesn't do **nearly enough**.

The latter people want **more** "Obamacare" than the bill currently has.

It would seem likely that this split favors "Obamacare" - because other polls show voters still trust Obama and the Democrats more than Republicans in terms of health care policy.


> The latter people want **... (Below threshold)

> The latter people want **more** "Obamacare" than
> the bill currently has.

But that's not the question asked in the Rasmussen poll. 63% of the people want the bill repealed, not "repealed or added to". If people want to repeal the bill in the hopes of passing something even bigger I'll take their repeal vote for now. :)

In reference to some comments above, I agree the chances of actually repealing the bill are low. But one can dream...

Almost two in three voters ... (Below threshold)

Almost two in three voters polled by Rasmussen wanting to repeal Obamacare is a big fucking deal, especially considering those opposed to the policies of the current Democrat regime are much more motivated to turn out for the mid-terms than are the hopies who got their boy elected in 2008.

#9-"It would se... (Below threshold)


"It would seem likely that this split favors "Obamacare" - because other polls show voters still trust Obama and the Democrats more than Republicans in terms of health care policy."

Have some more kool-aid and dream a little dream for me.

Repeal is very possible wit... (Below threshold)

Repeal is very possible with a Republican president and a Republican House and Senate in 2013. Given how the idiot in the White House is doing...he not going to be re-elected.

jim x - ..."other polls"?.... (Below threshold)

jim x - ..."other polls"?...what polls taken in your pinhead? No real polls show any support for the Obamajerk and Obamacare.

Exactly HOW would the repea... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Exactly HOW would the repeal of ObamaCare take away anyone's health care?
Enlighten us, please.
Particularly since ObamaCare supposedly had nothing to do with health care itself, but reform (and Federal Government control) of health insurance.
At least, that's what D'OHbama told us.

"At least, that's what D'OH... (Below threshold)

"At least, that's what D'OHbama told us."

Obama said a lot of things. "You like your health care, you can keep your health care. You like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

'This will be under $1 Trillion dollars'.

Ooops! Doctors are bailing from Medicare (there goes YOUR doctor). Oh and SUDDENLY it looks like "the doctor fix" is going to be put off (again) until 2014. Heck, that's only another $56 BILLION being paid out to doctor's. Wonder if Barry will figure that COST INCREASE into the TOTAL cost figure.

""It would seem likely t... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

""It would seem likely that this split favors "Obamacare" - because other polls show voters still trust Obama and the Democrats more than Republicans in terms of health care policy."

True dat. The majority of Americans still trust Obama more than they trust the Congressional Republicans, according to the polls linked by Jim X.

How inconvenient...

How inconvenient...<p... (Below threshold)

How inconvenient...

Yes, but as time goes on, those 'numbers' appear to be trending in the right direction. DOWN!

"True dat."Dat's '... (Below threshold)

"True dat."

Dat's 'cause the majority of voters (Jug-Eared Douche's 52%) are dumber than a sack of hammers. Funny though - the Jug-Eared Douche has fallen enough to have to be compared to r's for a positive viewpoint? The resident trolls are sounding pretty stupid...

For the hope 'n change numb... (Below threshold)

For the hope 'n change numbnuts, check out the Jug-Eared Douche-o-Meter ( the Approval Index) here:


If your member of Congress ... (Below threshold)

If your member of Congress voted for the health care overhaul just passed by Congress, would that make you more likely to vote for him or her in November, less likely, or not make a difference?"

More likely/Less likely/No difference/Unsure

24 42 31 3

"And although it might b... (Below threshold)

"And although it might be necessary to impose limits on care received, under no circumstances should it be thought of as health care rationing."

And under no circumstances is a "fine" for not carrying insurance to be construed as "requiring" that one carry insurance.






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