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CNN Poll: Obama-Care Opposition Is Skyrocketing

From CNN:

CNN Poll: Who would get blamed for government shutdown?

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser | September 11, 2013

Washington (CNN) – With the clock ticking towards two crucial deadlines, a new national poll indicates congressional Republicans would shoulder more blame than President Barack Obama for a possible government shutdown. But according to a CNN/ORC International survey, support for the president’s health care law appears to be waning…

Support for Obama-Care has always been waning.

The poll’s Wednesday release comes less than three weeks before the current measure funding the federal government expires on September 30, setting up another budget battle between congressional Republicans and the White House…

Some conservative lawmakers, backed by some tea party and other grassroots conservative groups, are using upcoming budget battle as leverage, vowing to oppose any measure that provides funding for the federal government from including money for the health care law…

According to the poll, if a government shutdown lasted only a few days, 11% of Americans think that would cause a crisis and another 38% forecast major problems. But if a shutdown lasted a few weeks, the number who think the country would face a crisis rises from 11% to 31%, and the number who believe major problems would result increases a bit to 43%.

And never mind that, as we have previously noted, government shutdowns happened every year when Jimmy Carter was President. (When they averaged 11 days a piece.) Or that during President Reagan’s two terms, there were six shutdowns. And nobody outside of Capitol Hill even noticed.

It was only when the news media decided to use the government shutdown to try to demonize Newt Gingrich and the Republicans in 1995, that they became such terrible things.

So whom would Americans blame if the government shutdown? "Only a third would consider President Barack Obama responsible for a shutdown, with 51% pointing a finger at the GOP – up from 40% who felt that way earlier this year," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland…

Seventeen percent of those polled say failure to extend the debt ceiling would cause a crisis, with another 45% forecasting major problems for the country. The poll indicates a quarter would blame the president if the debt ceiling were not raised, with 54% holding congressional Republicans responsible.

Notice how CNN even talks about their poll’s findings on the possible debt ceiling crisis, which also won’t happen, before getting around to their Obama-Care results. It’s almost as if they don’t want their readers to hear how unpopular Obama-Care really is.

According to the poll, support for Obamacare appears to be dropping. In January 51% said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39%.

Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000.

"Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes," adds Holland. "That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system."

That is to say, people who voted for Obama because they thought he was going to give them free healthcare.

"Change is often scary – even change that promises to bring long-term benefits – and it may not be surprising that Americans are getting a case of cold feet as these new policies start to kick in."

Thanks goodness they explained that it’s all because of us being such ‘fraidy cats.’

The poll’s release comes after a major push the past six weeks by conservative groups to try and defund the health care law. There has also been a huge disparity over the past couple of years in ad spending over the issue, with groups opposed to Obamacare greatly outspending those in favor of the measure. The new poll suggests the negative advertising may be taking a toll. The forces opposed to the health care law have also been much more active on social media than those supportive of the law…

So it’s all due to propaganda from those damn special interest groups.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “CNN Poll: Obama-Care Opposition Is Skyrocketing”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    “There has also been a huge disparity over the past couple of years in ad spending over the issue, with groups opposed to Obamacare greatly outspending those in favor of the measure.”

    The groups in favor of Ocare don’t have to spend any of their own money because the regime is spending billions of taxpayer dollars to promote a bill that is already law.

    • yadayada says:

      and because it’s already law. funny how the more that people find out what’s in the law, the more they hate it.
      even the lowinfos…..some news organizations are actually treating that as “news.”

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