A New Trend Emerges
Remember when the whole lefthand side of the blogosphere was all aflutter over a spot poll passed in the immediate wake of the passage of health care reform that showed that the public actually approved of the Democratic plan to bankrupt the nation – er, pass health care reform? This despite months of polling showing how wildly unpopular the plan was?
The smarter and more honest of the liberal pundits pointed out that the poll might be an outlier - and indeed it was. In point of fact, a trend has emerged: support for the plan is sinking like a stone. The trend line is unmistakable, as shown by this chart from Pollster.com:
The other unmistakable takeaway from this chart is that, beginning in July of 2009, there has been no point – none- at which the public actually favored this monstrosity. CBS News covers the latest carnage:
The public is increasingly skeptical of the health care reform bill signed into law last week, a new CBS News poll shows.
More Americans now disapprove of the legislation, and many expect their costs to rise and the quality of their care to worsen; few expect the reforms to help them.
President Obama has continued to tour the country to stump for his new set of reforms. This week he went to Portland, Maine, where he told people it will take more than a week for the benefits of reform to become apparent.
The poll, conducted March 29 through April 1, found that so far the president’s efforts to build up support for the bill appear to be ineffective.
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.
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.
There are those who think the public will forget about this boondoggle and November won’t be bad for the Democrats. There are also those who believe the bill will reduce the deficit. And, of course, there are those who believe in the tooth fairy and inexpensive lawyers. I, however, choose not to live my life in woeful ignorance.
Listen up, folks: when only a bare majority of Democrats approve of the bill that Barack Obama staked his presidency on, he’s treading close to one-term territory…and November is going to be a very, very good month for Republicans. Too bad it took the ruin of the nation to get us there…