Obama a GOP mole?
There are some veerrrry, very interesting polls out this week which demonstrate that something is afoot when it comes to voters, their attitudes about health care "reform", Obama, the Democrats and Republicans.
Obama's approval numbers are at another new low:
The latest Presidential public approval poll shows 47% of voters saying they at least "somewhat approve" of the job Obama's doing...while 52% disapprove, the lowest level of support for Obama since he took office. More importantly, the "passion" is with those who disapprove.
The poll shows 29% of voters "strongly approving" of Obama, and 37% "strongly disapproving"...giving him an eight point deficit with the folks that have strong "feelings" about him.
Support for Obamacare is at another new low:
The latest poll on Obama/Pelosi's proposed "reform" shows that support is at a new low. Just 42% of voters now say they favor the plan, (such as it is), and 53% say they are opposed. And the trend is pretty clear. Support is down 5% from two weeks ago, and down 8% from a month and a half a go. Meanwhile, opposition is up 9% in the same timeframe. read more »
Slowly but surely, it seems that the Republicans are getting a little bit of their mojo back.
How? Simply by saying “no”. Because, when it comes to Obama’s agenda, it seems that saying “no” is enough for Republicans to gain more support of the American people.
Some recent polling from Rasmussen tells the tale.
By a long-shot, the economy is the number one issue on people’s minds, and they don’t think Obama and the Democrat’s are doing such a good job dealing with it.
Overwhelmingly, they think the government is spending (and borrowing) way too much money, and the national deficit and debt are looming larger in voter’s minds. Seventy-one percent agree that Obama’s policies have driven up the deficit.
As for Obama’s latest push for bigger government, so-called health care “reform”, it would seem the Democrats aren’t on the same page with voters. Forty-eight percent rate the US healthcare system as “good” or “excellent”, with only nineteen percent rating it as “poor” – hardly a cry for a radical overhaul of the system. read more »
This time, it matters
Democrats in congress and the White House seem to be taken a bit off guard by the recent volume and intensity of the protests around the country, particularly at the congressional town hall meetings on so-called health care reform. As a conservative watching the dismantling of the free market system, one might be surprised at their apparent niavity. Don't be.
Remember, this type of reaction didn't happen the last time they were in power. When Bill Clinton finally admitted that not having sexual relations included having sexual relations, conservatives were upset, annoyed, disgusted, angered, and quite a few other descriptors, but they didn't rise up in peaceful rebellion like today. Why not? Well, simply, Clinton's actions didn't rise to the level of an uprising. (Whether or not they rose to the level of an impeachable offense we'll leave open for now.)
The time before that, when Jimmy Carter was in office, we did see the American farmers join forces in desperation and march on Washington as the American Agriculture movement, but farmers make up less than 4% of the population, and are easily ignored by the media, so most left-wingers at the time either didn't hear about those events at all, or if they did, found them amusing at best. (Lost in the shuffle was all these farmers in DC with their tractors when one of the worst blizzards in years hit...and like the good folks they are, spent a good bit of their time pulling people out of ditches and snow banks without compensation instead of protesting.) read more »