American voters oppose 47 - 40 percent President Barack Obama's health care reform plan, and don't want an overhaul that only gets Democratic votes, but they support key parts of the plan, including 61 - 34 percent for giving people the option of a government health insurance plan that competes with private plans, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.I think we'll see the numbers change more and more once all the taxes/fees in the various health insurance (seizure) bills come to light. I suspect that those opposed will rise above 60% when the people of this country realize that the marginal tax rate might rise as high as 80%. If the Democrats force this through and fully implement it, next falls elections will be very ugly. I suspect that they'll lose 75+ seats in the House and 13-18 in the Senate. I don't know if the Republicans will take them or if independents arising out of the Tea Party movement will...only time will tell.
By a 57 - 37 percent margin, voters say Congress should not approve a health care overhaul with only Democratic votes. Democrats are OK with a one-party bill 63 - 29 percent, but opposition is 88 - 9 percent from Republicans and 62 - 32 percent from independent voters.
President Obama's job approval is 50 - 41 percent, virtually unchanged from his 50 - 42 percent rating August 6, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey of 2,630 American voters finds. The President's 41 - 51 percent negative rating on health care is barely changed from his 39 - 52 percent rating August 5. His 47 - 46 percent score on handling the economy is slightly better than a 45 - 49 percent negative in August.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Posted by Rich Vail at 15:20