Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Notable and Quotable: Obamacare Is Even More Unpopular Now than in 2010

Wall Street Journal blog, By Jeffry H. Anderson.

October 30, 2012

Preface:    Since I started this blog in November 2006, I have often criticized Obamacare and pointed to its unpopularity Among the American public.  The article below confirms my reading of the political tea leaves.  How big a role this unpopularity will not be known until the exit polls after the election are evaluated.   In the meantime,  Romney might be smart to repeat his pledge to  start to repeal Obamacare on the day he takes office.

“According to newly released polling from Rasmussen Reports, by a margin of 15 percentage points (54 to 39 percent), likely voters now support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation. In the first three polls taken in the wake of the House’s passage of Obamacare (on March 21, 2010), Rasmussen showed that likely voters then favored repeal by margins of 13 points (55 to 42 percent), 12 points (54 to 42 percent), and 12 points (54 to 42 percent). Cementing Obamacare would be the principal focus of Obama’s second term.”
“The repeal of Obamacare is now supported by men (by 24 points), women (by 7 points), voters between the ages of 40 and 64 (by 22 points), seniors (by 32 points — and better than 2-to-1), Republicans (by 75 points — and better than 7-to-1), independents (by 9 points), those who make less than $20,000 annually (by 15 points), those who make between $20,000 and $40,000 (by 18 points), those who make between $40,000 and $60,000 (by 12 points), those who make between $60,000 and $75,000 (by 35 points — and better than 2-to-1), those who make between $75,000 and $100,000 (by 12 points), those who make $100,000 or more (by 3 points), those who work for private companies (by 6 points), those who are entrepreneurs (by 28 points), those who are retired (by 30 points), those who didn’t graduate from high school (by 49 points — and better than 3-to-1), those who graduated from high school but haven’t attended college (by 51 points — and better than 2-to-1), those who went to college but haven’t graduated (by 29 points), and those who graduated from college but haven’t attended graduate school (by 8 points).”
“The repeal of Obamacare is opposed by voters under the age of 40 (by 4 points), Democrats (by 40 points — and better than 2-to-1), government employees (by 3 points), and those who have attended graduate school (by 10 points) — in other words, by Obama’s core constituency.”
“The more often Mitt Romney mentions Obamacare in these closing days (on the stump and especially in TV ads), the more likely he is to become the next president of the United States”
Tweet:  Obamacare is more unpopular than ever by a margin of 15%, particularly among Republicans, entreprenuers,  retirees, and those who aren't college graduates.


1 comment:

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