American Voters’ Opposition to Obamacare is Rock-Solid
Contrary to the wishful thinking of Democratic supporters of Obamacare.
1:38 PM, Jun 25, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Meanwhile, of the four polls logged by pollster.com this past month, on which Klein essentially relies, three don’t screen for registered, let alone likely, voters. The only one that does, PPP (a Democratic poll), shows essentially no change from pre-passage, to post-passage, to now. It shows voters having opposed Obamacare by 4 points shortly before passage, 5 points shortly after passage, and 6 points now. Moreover, of the nearly 30 polls of either likely or registered voters listed by pollster.com in 2010, every single one has shown equal or greater opposition to Obamacare than the range indicated by PPP.
The three remaining polls (of all adults) show Americans to be essentially indifferent to Obamacare, a result that two of the three have registered in the past. But Gallup, which conducted one of these three polls (with USA Today), wrote in its release that, “highlighting the anemic nature of public support for the new healthcare legislation, the June 11-13 USA Today/Gallup poll also shows 50% of Americans in favor of Congress' repealing all or much of the law.” That includes what Gallup reports to be a 17-point margin (55 to 38 percent) in favor of repeal among independents.
This is evidence that public opinion is mixed and that Obamacare is getting more popular?