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CNN poll" ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62
« on: December 24, 2013, 04:39:53 AM »
CNN poll: ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62


posted at 8:01 am on December 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey



 

 
People still have two more days to get their Christmas shopping completed, but the deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare is today — and people are even less inclined to view it as a gift than ever. A new CNN poll shows ObamaCare approval at an all-time low, and disapproval at an all-time high, with a 35/62 rating, thanks to an exodus of women from the ranks of supporters:


Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

“Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “That’s bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success.”

Last week, Barack and Michelle Obama urged moms to start chatting up strangers in grocery stores to discuss ObamaCare.  Maybe they’d like to rethink that idea. If moms start talking about ObamaCare in grocery stores these days, they’d be more likely to discuss why they can’t buy enough groceries because of the expense.

The 35% support level is the lowest since CNN started polling on the question after the bill’s passage.  (The historical data shows a 29% approval rating in June 2011, but that appears to be a typo, as it also shows 39% approval in the same poll when broken down into too liberal/not liberal enough opposition responses.) This is the first time that opposition in the CNN poll has hit 60%, too.  The 27-point split in the gap is the highest in the poll, and a nine-point jump in a month.

By the way, the opposition to ObamaCare is nearly identical for all income types. The approval rating for those making less than $50K is 35/60; above $50K, it’s 36/63. Among those 18-34 years of age, the approval rating is 38/59. That’s bad news for Democrats.

CNN offers this thought on the idea that 15% of people think it’s not liberal enough:


According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it’s not liberal enough, down four points from last month.

Talk about a stretch! And even that doesn’t hold up, as the artificial support/too conservative is declining, too.  Here’s a better measure of what people think about the Affordable Care Act: 63% of respondents think that it’s going to make their health care cost more, compared to only 28% who think it will stay the same — and only 7% who think it’s going to make it more affordable. The last time CNN polled on that question was September 2009, when a majority thought it would make no difference or help it cost less (51%) as compared to 47% who thought it would make it more expensive. As the price tag becomes clear, so does the opposition based on its reality.

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Re: CNN poll" ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 02:39:32 PM »
While the nation's citizens struggle with mandates for them to sign up on websites that don't work, the Obamas are off to their traditional long winter holidays vacation.

To me this reveals how he has conducted his entire presidency to date: aloof, half-heartedly, dismissive of opposition.

The political tone-deafness of being on vacation, while families' insurance is cancelled, premiums and deductibles soar, his poll numbers continue to slide.

If Republicans are wise, they will calm their internal differences, lest they aid the media in diverting attention from the democrat health care trainwreck.



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Re: CNN poll" ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 02:49:17 PM »
While the nation's citizens struggle with mandates for them to sign up on websites that don't work, the Obamas are off to their traditional long winter holidays vacation.

To me this reveals how he has conducted his entire presidency to date: aloof, half-heartedly, dismissive of opposition.

The political tone-deafness of being on vacation, while families' insurance is cancelled, premiums and deductibles soar, his poll numbers continue

And yet...he is a black liberal with media cover.  That means he doesn't have to change and he will not be held to account for any failures.  Image is more important than substance or consequences in today's America.  Until the consequences cause open revolt and disobedience, we will simply limp along with individuals paying the price as they always do in socialist systems.  And if Republicans win next year, the Democrats...Obama...will simply refuse to budge.
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Re: CNN poll" ObamaCare support cratering at 35/62
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 04:42:48 PM »
While the nation's citizens struggle with mandates for them to sign up on websites that don't work, the Obamas are off to their traditional long winter holidays vacation.

To me this reveals how he has conducted his entire presidency to date: aloof, half-heartedly, dismissive of opposition.

The political tone-deafness of being on vacation, while families' insurance is cancelled, premiums and deductibles soar, his poll numbers continue to slide.

If Republicans are wise, they will calm their internal differences, lest they aid the media in diverting attention from the democrat health care trainwreck.

You can't get 15 people on a GOP forum to calm their internal differences for nothing, how do you expect 237 Congressmen pulling down 175,000 + lobby cash to get anything done?
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