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Gallup: Everybody Loves Healthcare Now

From Gallup:

Obama Fares Best Among Healthcare Political Players

Independents evenly split on the efforts of the president and Republicans in Congress

by Jeffrey M. Jones
March 24, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ — President Obama gets higher ratings for the job he did on the healthcare reform process over the past year than either congressional party does, though none of the three primary political actors receives positive reviews from a majority of Americans.

These results are based on a March 22 USA Today/Gallup poll conducted after the House of Representatives passed historic healthcare legislation. Americans’ initial reaction to the bill’s passage was more positive than negative, but the fact that less than half of Americans give any of the three major players positive ratings underscores the divisive nature of the debate

Of course this tracks with the strategy which we have suspected has been in play all along. Mr. Obama must be the hero, the savior – the messiah.

By the way," the fact that less than half of Americans give any of the three major players positive ratings underscores" how unpopular this legislation is — rather than just the "divisive nature" of the debate.

Meanwhile, this is the Gallup poll that our media masters are claiming shows that now everyone is onboard with healthcare reform:

By Slim Margin, Americans Support Healthcare Bill’s Passage

Independents evenly split in their basic reactions, but more are "angry" than "enthusiastic"

by Lydia Saad

March 23, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ — Nearly half of Americans give a thumbs-up to Congress’ passage of a healthcare reform bill last weekend, with 49% calling it "a good thing." Republicans and Democrats have polar opposite reactions, with independents evenly split.

The findings, from a March 22 USA Today/Gallup poll conducted one day after the bill received a majority of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives, represent immediate reactions to the vote…

Call us old-fashioned, but we don’t consider 49% a majority. So why isn’t the headline: "By Slim Margin, Americans Don’t Support Healthcare Bill’s Passage"?

Moreover, we find it hard to believe that one day can change so many minds, no matter how hard the media has worked to sell this bill as the greatest thing since the Great Society.

But we do consider it telling that even after Gallup’s usual skewing and oversampling of Democrats, they couldn’t coax more than a 49% approval rating.

They will never get a job at the CBO.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Gallup: Everybody Loves Healthcare Now”

  1. BillK says:

    I’m more disturbed that 14% of “Republicans” thought passage of health care was a good thing and that 10% had “no opinion.”

  2. jobeth says:

    Bill…don’t be disturbed. As Steve said…these polls are heavily skewed in favor of the left.

    I can take this same pole and take a “fair” sampling from two different areas and get completely different results.

    What I find disturbing is that so many Main Stream outlets are still kissing the arse of this guy.

    Either they are blind or stupid….Or both.

    What seems so obvious to those of us who look at just who this man and his minions are, seems to be so invisable to others.
    Nothing about him is a surprise to us. We could see this coming months..years…ago.
    And nothing he does is a reality to them.

    As in, “The Emperor’s new clothes” The man is naked!

    I also noticed this little gem at the bottom of the poll.

    “Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones and cellular phones.

    “In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

    “Polls conducted entirely in one day, such as this one, are subject to additional error or bias not found in polls conducted over several days.”

    Little details….I wonder who is more likely to answer polls on their cell phones…the young and leftest who seem to have these things clued to their ears, or those like me…I have one…but won’t stay on line for this stuff and sales pitches.

    Note this doesn’t say what the percentage of cell to land lines were. I would think that could make a big difference in who actually answered this poll.

    In short a poll is only as good as the poll taker wants it to be.

  3. jambon says:

    All of the people I know who are strongly in favor of socialized healthcare are wealthy – I suppose, in their minds, this is their act of benevolence to provide free healthcare to the downtrodden (they don’t go to church so they have to get their feeling of doing goodwill in some way).

    The wealthy Obama supporters seem to consider themselves immune to the elimination of robust health services in the USA, possibly because they feel secure with their past history of using their wealth to buy their way out of trouble.

    But I can’t help wondering what their reaction will be when 2-3 years from now they receive notice that their health insurance cards should be tossed into the trash because their health provider is out of business and they must wait in line like everyone else to visit their doctor (if their doctor is still in business).

    I suppose someone who has immense wealth will be able to visit the Mayo clinic or a private healthcare facility that accepts CASH only but for the household that makes $100-300K a year I can’t see how tossing their BCBS card into the trash could be viewed as an advantage. I guess they hadn’t thought that one through.

    One of the first things that ran through my mind was what the Volvo drivers would do when their health coverage was now invalid because their carrier was bankrupt… and are now faced with having to wait 90 days to get in to see the doctor they were assigned to see. I can’t imagine that anyone is going to have the ability to maintain a primary physician.

    • jobeth says:

      Eventually this is exactly what will happen. Once the insurance companies go out of business…EVERYone will be forced to go to a “single payer”…the US Gov. Exactly what Obama has planned all along.

      He must just wait a little longer for that to happen. Someday this people will get a real wake up call.

  4. tranquil.night says:

    We can only do so much to make sure people have the truth and are informed.

    To skew polls, ask stupid questions. Then make sure to acquire a percentage of responses that are from ignorant zombies.

    Still, its demoralizing that our overall response to the fascist overthrow of our rule of law continues to be so tepid. I know that’s the goal of “incremental steps” but that’s not even what’s happening here. This is in-your-face tyranny, and it’s really scaring me that over 40% of people really may just be checked out and uninterested sheeple who will remain unaware until it’s too late. Liberal revisionist history books in Screwel always make a point to say the American revolution was only supported by the minority at first. Maybe we have to accept that at this point the majority still doesn’t realize how openly hostile the government is towards them and what that means for the near(er) future.

    But what can we do in the face of such an overwhelmingly over-funded massively lying mass-media machine? Liberals set the talking-points for every local cable outlet and radio news break in the country. To control the debate they’ve forced their viewpoint into American lives every single imagineable way, so that even if you don’t agree with them you’re still opposing their premise. It’s 100% demented.

  5. Dupree says:

    “Americans’ initial reaction to the bill’s passage was more positive than negative”

    Gee, could it be because there were 2 positive options to choose from in the poll, but only one negative? That wouldn’t skew the results would it?

  6. jobeth says:

    Off the following Gallup website noted below…

    “By Slim Margin, Americans Support Healthcare Bill’s Passage”

    Here…Let me make that more clear and reflective of the American condition. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the truthful correction.

    ‘By Slim Margin, Americans are more Zombie-like Than We Care to Admit’


  7. Right of the People says:

    Call us old-fashioned, but we don’t consider 49% a majority.

    It’s a majority the same way getting 53% of the vote was a mandate.

  8. canary says:

    Who paid Gallop for poll. How many people hung up. Government agencies will pay Gallop to do polls and the person paying will tell them how to word questions. They can be to invasive leading to people to hang up too. Some wealthy donor may have paid for it.

  9. bill says:

    Gallup lies a lot, like Obama lies about near everything.. No one believes a thing they say, Democrat shill outfit.

    Maybe America loves it so much which is why 62% say keep fighting Republicans.

  10. proreason says:

    Tony Blankley goes there.

    “…But come November, if the majority still opposes the socializing of health care delivery and the other central government intrusions, and yet the corrupt bargains and constitutional distortions of Washington deny that will its just expression — then, for the second time in our history, we enter that dangerous period where the House resolves its temporary division. Let us devoutly pray –and commit to ourselves — that this time freedom shall be reacquired … peaceably

    Mr Blankley isn’t generally considered a right wing foaming at the mouth kook.


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