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40% Support Health Care Plan, 56% Oppose It

40% Support Health Care Plan, 56% Oppose It
December 14, 2009 by Rasmussen

Fifty-six percent (56%) of U.S. voters now oppose the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the highest level of opposition found – reached three times before – in six months of polling.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 40% of voters favor the health care plan.

Perhaps more significantly, 46% now Strongly Oppose the plan, compared to 19% who Strongly Favor it.

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If Bush’s falling approval rating was news worthy…

After Brief Uptick, Obama Approval Slips to 47%
December 7, 2009 by Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup

PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating is 47% in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, a new low for his administration to date. His approval rating has been below 50% for much of the time since mid-November, but briefly rose to 52% last week after he announced his new Afghanistan policy.

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71% Angry at Federal Government, Up Five Points Since September

71% Angry at Federal Government, Up Five Points Since September
November 30, 2009 by Rasmussen

Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government’s policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry.

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Support for Health Care Plan Falls to New Low

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Support for Health Care Plan Falls to New Low

November 23, 2009 by Rasmussen (hat tip to Gateway Pundit)

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

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Hey David Brooks, are you listening?

59% of GOP Voters Say Palin Shares Their Values
November 16, 2009 by Rasmussen

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Republican voters disagree and think the 2008 vice presidential candidate does not share their values. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

By contrast, 74% of Republicans say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. Only 18% of Republican voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.

David Brooks, incredibly called the New York Times’ “conservative” writer, can’t stand Palin. Why is David Brooks considered conservative?

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49% Say No Health Care Reform Better Than Current Plan
October 23, 2009 by Rasmussen

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide say that passing no health care reform bill this year would be better than passing the plan currently working its way through Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% disagree and say the current effort is better than doing nothing.

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Pollsters push people to accept Obamacare

Pollsters push people to accept Obamacare
October 7, 2009 by William Tate

Gallup has unintentionally revealed how they, and other polling organizations, have been pushing the public to accept Obamacare.

The revelation came in a report late last month which revealed that a significant majority of Americans believes that individuals themselves, and not the government, should be responsible for ensuring they have health insurance….

Even though the survey was released on September 30, not too many folks have seen these numbers. As they do with most anti-Obamacare news, the Democrats’ Big Media acolytes have avoided the report like it was carrying swine flu germs.

Gallup’s dismay at the results is palpable throughout their report on the new survey. They even gave the release a misleading title, “Many in U.S. See Health Insurance as Personal Responsibility,” rather than the more accurate, Majority in U.S. See Health Insurance as Personal Responsibility.

Voters Back Obama Over Republicans on Health Care, Poll Finds

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Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low
September 13, 2009 by Pew Research Center

The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans’ views of media bias and independence now match previous lows.

Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate. In the initial survey in this series about the news media’s performance in 1985, 55% said news stories were accurate while 34% said they were inaccurate. That percentage had fallen sharply by the late 1990s and has remained low over the last decade.

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Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

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Poll: More Than Half Say Stimulus Isn’t Working
August 17, 2009 by Fox News (hat tip to Lux Libertas)

The $787 billion stimulus package that Congress passed in February doesn’t seem to be having an effect, at least in the minds of a majority of adults polled by Gallup and USA Today.

The poll out Monday shows 57 percent of adults say the stimulus is having no impact on the economy or making it worse. Worse still, only 18 percent say they see an improvement in their personal situation as a result of the massive federal spending program, and 60 percent say they doubt the economy will be aided by the package in the years ahead.

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