Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly. In the days before the bill passed the House, 37 percent said they approved and 48 percent disapproved.Even Democrats are less than happy with this abortion of a bill losing support across the board. The expected bounce following passage hasn't materialized at all. In this poll, as in all others CBS conducts, it over sampled Democrats more than Republicans.
Republicans and independents remain opposed to the reforms, and support has dropped some among Democrats. Now 52 percent of Democrats approve of the new reforms, a drop from 60 percent just before the bill was passed by Congress.
Much of the country isn't buying the hype of the Democrats that this bill will reduce costs. It doesn't matter what the CBO has said...because you can't decrease payments to physicians or increase coverage by 1/3rd and at the same time reduce overall costs. Most people understand that this bill will cost far more than it is claimed.
Even though the president and Democratic leaders have repeatedly pointed out that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office called the reform package a deficit-reducer,...Then there's this:
The most mendacious, cruel and destructive proposition put forth by the Democratic congressional leadership -- and soon by almost all its ranks and files -- is, of course, the outlandish claim that the bill will reduce the deficit.
So far, the public has not been fooled by the claim that a new entitlement for 30 million people is being created -- and it will cost less.
Of course, every informed person understands why the CBO calculation is an honest measure of a dishonest bill. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan at the health care summit, former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, in last Sunday's New York Times, and hundreds of commentators have all laid out the lamentable, indisputable and undisputed fact that the CBO methodology has been gamed by the congressional Democrats to turn what will be more than a trillion dollars in further public deficit and debt into a fantasy savings of $140 billion.
Excerpts By Tony Blankley, COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM
He's heading for the Carter Zone....
President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president's performance.