Americans Do Not Want Democrats’ Health Care ‘Reform’

It’s interesting.  Two-plus years ago prior to the 2006 election, polls showed Republicans were in critical territory, but most Republicans and conservative commentators dismissed the marshaling evidence.  And as a result, Republicans were stunned when Democrats took over both the House and the Senate.

Now, just months after assuming total control over the government, Democrats are in the same (if not an even more leaky) boat – and they are even more adamantly in denial than the Republicans had been before they lost power.

The tea party protesters have been mocked and trivialized as “tea baggers” for months now.  During the August recess town hall debates, ObamaCare opponents were attacked as “swastika-toting” Nazis and as “AstroTurf.”  And when at least one million and as many as two million (National Parks Service spokesman Dan Bana said, “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever” – which would include the Obama inauguration), the left literally pretended it didn’t happen.

Who is ignoring reality now?

Rasmussen – THE most accurate pollster in the 2008 campaign – has this summary of their polling:

Date Approve Disapprove
Sep 24-25 41% 56%
Sep 16-17 43% 56%
Sep 15-16 44% 53%
Sep 14-15 42% 55%
Sep 13-14 45% 52%
Sep 12-13 51% 46%
Sep 11-12 48% 48%
Sep 10-11 47% 49%
Sep 9-10 46% 51%
Sept 8-9 44% 53%
Aug 25-26 43% 53%
Aug 9-10 42% 53%
Jul 26-27 47% 49%
Jul 20-21 44% 53%
Jul 10-11 46% 49%
Jun 27-28 50% 45%

Rasmussen summarizes its polling with an article entitled, “Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low“:

Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan.

Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan than younger voters. In the latest survey, just 33% of seniors favor the plan while 59% are opposed. The intensity gap among seniors is significant. Only 16% of the over-65 crowd Strongly Favors the legislation while 46% are Strongly Opposed. […]

Intensity has been with the opposition from the beginning of the public debate. Currently, among all voters 23% Strongly Favor the legislative effort and 43% are Strongly Opposed.

I have to laugh that liberals are grasping at polls from CBS and Newsweek that claim a better picture for ObamaCare.  They proved to be the LEAST accurate during the last campaign.

The fact of the matter is that the American people are overwhelmingly against the liberal health care “reforms.”  But Democrats are determined to try to ram them through anyway.

One of the things that happened last year was that white voters – and especially elderly white voters – showed up in far lower numbers than years past.  That’s not going to happen again, now that seniors literally realize Obama may kill them with his health care agenda.  They are going to show up in massive numbers in 2010 – and Democrats are going to be for some giant surprises when they find out on election day that Americans really opposed their health care takeover all along.

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