Is the public ready for what Dr. Obama is cooking? I doubt it. And recent polling suggests that they're getting less of an appetite for it.
A new Rasmussen poll is out that takes a look at what issues are highest on the minds of most voters and, despite what you might think - and despite Obama's moves on the subject - health care is actually down as a major concern .
While the economy remains the most important issue to voters, the issues of health care and national security have dropped to their lowest level of importance in nearly two years of tracking.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 49% of voters see health care as a very important issue. That’s down from 61% in early May and 62% in April. This is the first time since August 2007 that the majority of voters do not see the issue as very important.
Seventeen percent (17%) of voters now say health care is not very or not at all important, the highest result found during that same time period.
Support for health care reform as a presidential priority also has dropped as more voters think President Obama should work harder on his promise to cut the federal deficit in half in the next four years.
Of course the other thing to keep in mind as to "why" fewer people support health care reform is that people are slowly but surely learning more about the details of the plans Obama and the Democrats have - not to mention how much it would cost. As in, "Obamacare" is starting to remind them of "Hillarycare". As in, "thanks, but no thanks".