Saturday, January 15, 2011

18 Percent of Voters Like Obamacare as It Is

Our members of congress should look at this poll very closely. The should, for once, pay attention to what the people of this Country are saying. Not doing so is going to end a lot more political careers than what it already has. This is going to be one of the big issues in the 2012 election.

As well as just being bad legislation, it is tied directly to the economy and we all see the direction the economy is heading. This administration can blow smoke up our ass and tell us the economy is improving, but we see the real picture. Homes continue to be foreclosed on, people continue to lose their jobs, businesses are still reluctant to invest. We are making no headway and as obamacare is implemented things will just get worse. The tax increases that will be forced on us to fund obamacare will only further damage our ability to pay our bills and keep our homes. Pay attention congress, your jobs will depend on it...

By Jeffrey H. Anderson - The Weekly Standard

A new Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that fewer than one in five Americans -- 18 percent -- want to keep Obamacare as it is. The 75 percent who don't want to keep Obamacare in its current form (the remainder are undecided) are pretty evenly split among three options -- repealing it and not replacing it (20 percent), repealing it and replacing it (28 percent), and trying to fix it (27 percent) -- with repeal-and-replace being the most popular option as well as the middle-ground option, which would presumably make it acceptable to many of those in the repeal-alone or try-to-fix-it camps. 

Independents, only 17 percent of whom want to keep Obamacare as it is, are even more supportive of the repeal-and-replace option: 32 percent want to repeal and replace Obamacare, 21 percent want to try to fix it, and 19 percent want to repeal it and be done with it.

Either way, not being able to get even 20 percent support for your signature legislation in its current form, less than a year after it was passed, is really quite amazing. In politics, one would hope to be able to hit at least .500, but at this point Obamacare isn't even cracking the Mendoza Line (.200).