Comments on: Polls turning on Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-2/#comment-394434 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:38:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-394434 Approval of the Democratic party’s healthcare and economic proposals still exceed the approval of the Republican party’s “delay and kill” strategy by a 30 point margin, even on Rasmussen’s poll. The American people don’t agree with you, TC.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-394427 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:49:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-394427 Again, look at the current Rasmussen polls and America does not support the current health care legislation.

Obama has a 48 percent approval rating. Also, when you take the strongly approve and the strongly disaprove numbers it is a -11 percent. And the numbers are dropping.

53 percent of the nation does not approve of the current health care proposals by Obama and congress. They handily reject the government solution.

Also, no one is saying health care reforms are not necessary. But the proposals by congress and the president are being rejected by Americans. Mixing apples and oranges which appear to make Americans look to support anything Obama and congress want just plain wrong, by the numbers.

Also, only 23 percent think their health care will improve under any of the current health care proposals. And remember this, 75 percent of Americans like their health care, they like it and know they won’t be able to keep their current plans and that the quality of their health care will go down.

The majority of Americans do not want the health care proposals by Congress or the president. This is a fact and the numbers prove it.

If Americans supported the current health care legislation, it would be a slam dunk and would have been passed by now if the numbers were as strongly for health care as some want to contend. But it isn’t supported and any support it has is dwindling day by day.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-394354 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:50:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-394354 Looks like the American people don’t agree with TC after all. Today’s New York Times/CBS News poll puts President Obama’s approval rating at 58%, but his handling of health care at 46%. Approval of the Democratic Party (47%) remains much higher than that of the Republican Party (28%), and by 30-point margins, respondents prefer Obama to congressional Republicans on economic and health care decisions.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found support for health care reform dropping off considerably, with a plurality calling the current proposal a “bad idea.” Only two in 10 believe the quality of their health care would improve, and twice as many thought it would get worse. But when given the rough details of the reform proposals, 56% of respondents support reform, and a surtax on the wealthy proved to be even more popular.

Today’s Time Magazine poll found that most respondents worried about the consequences of reform, but supportive of “the rough outlines of the health-reform effort as originally described by President Obama,” including support (56%) for a public option.

Gallup, meanwhile, found that Americans generally believe reform would improve the system, but doubt that it would offer benefits for them personally.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393935 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:01:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393935 Just look at the current Rasmussen polls to see that Americans do agree with me. Now, end of story.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393921 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:08:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393921 getplaning what is encouraging to me, people are going to find out first hand the reality of socialism,and as the free, cost nothing promises fail to materialize every thing will click into place and the system will be rejected.why am i so adamantly against the obama experiment?because i was a card holding socialist,plus an elected representative.i was foolish to give myself the title of a compassionate politician,what changed?i had what you are going to receive one day a reality check.unemployment is going to take your lot down.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393901 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 21:39:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393901 TC, scroll back and read Steve’s post, and follow his link to Pollingreport. The majority of Americans don’t agree with you. End of story.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393892 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:02:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393892 getplaning. As usual, you are not a forward thinker. The fact of the matter is, it is a government takeover of health care. It will require all of us to pay for it regardless of whether or not you are in the government plan or not. The government will make your health care choices for you. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need the government telling me what is good for me and what isn’t. I don’t need to have a babysitter. Apparently the majority agree with me.

But anyone who thinks the current drive for health care isn’t about a power grab and that eventually we will all be on the program is all washed up. In addition, the private health plans will also be regulated so the government will, from the start, control health care there too.

The private sector has always done better than government. No matter what, we still have the best health care in the world. No one is turned away and people from other countries come here for the things their own country won’t provide in their government health care programs, not the other way around.

Government cannot and will not improve health care in this country. Also, I know I don’t want to pay for you to have health care. The majority of Americans agree with me. They want less government and lower taxes.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393888 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:47:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393888 Brian, as usual with your comments there is always a one liner that demonstrates your complete lack of understanding of what we are discussing. Government is not attempting to take over healthcare. You really need to put down your Frank Luntz playbook and pay attention.
What part of “public option” is so confusing to you? If you like paying exorbitant premiums that rise 15% per year for coverage that pays 80% of your costs (if they don’t deny coverage) after your deductible, by all means keep it. It’s still your choice. Just let other people choose between private, for profit plans and the non-profit plan that your elected officials enjoy.

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By: JK - LI NY http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393885 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:47:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393885 When did everyone in this country become so nit picky?
Everyday it’s the same negativity over and over again.
When do we start doing right by the people? All this bickering and the majority of us just keep getting screwed, weather it’s higher fuel costs, or interest rates, or healthcare, (or lack of), astronomical RX prices, falling house prices, working longer hours, holidays taken away, unemployment, crumbling roads and bridges, who’s religion is better then others, who can be allowed to marry, it goes on and on, and yet all we do is sit around and blame the other guy.

The people in this country need to grow up!

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/24/polls-turning-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-393872 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 05:48:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18651#comment-393872 getplaning as usual with your comments there is always a one liner that blows your creditability out of the window and here we go again.”everything will improve because the government won,t be involved in your healthcare”tell me you don,t believe that!this government has shown in the shortest of time that they not only want to get involved,but they want take control.as an example are you saying that they don,t want to get involved in the normally none political census,they just want acorn to run it?

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