Quinnipiac poll: 39% of Americans need to inform on 52%

posted at 11:36 am on August 5, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I’ll bet that Mr. Flag at the White House Snitch Center has a lot of work on his hands this week.  According to Quinnipiac, 52% of American voters are probably passing around “fishy” information about how the White House wants to take over health care, and worry that government will ruin a system that the vast majority of people like and want to keep for themselves.  Sounds like 39% of the people had better get busy on e-mail:

American voters, by a 55 – 35 percent margin, are more worried that Congress will spend too much money and add to the deficit than it will not act to overhaul the health care system, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. By a similar 57 – 37 percent margin, voters say health care reform should be dropped if it adds “significantly” to the deficit.

By a 72 – 21 percent margin, voters do not believe that President Barack Obama will keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the deficit, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll finds.

American voters disapprove 52 – 39 percent of the way President Obama is handling health care, down from 46 – 42 percent approval July 1, with 60 – 34 percent disapproval from independent voters. Voters say 59 – 36 percent that Congress should not pass health care reform if only Democratic members support it. …

Only 21 percent of voters say the plan will improve the quality of care they receive, while 36 percent say it will hurt their quality of care and 39 percent say it will make no difference.

The big number here is the independents.  Democrats got elected by splitting independents away from the GOP, especially in the 2008 presidential election and the 2006 midterms.  Despite their insistence that opposition to ObamaCare has been cooked up in RNC laboratories and transmitted through people wearing Brooks Brothers suits, the 26-point gap with independents shows that Democrats are alienating the very constituency that keeps them in power.

Voters in the Quinnipiac poll support elements of ObamaCare, but not the cost.  For instance, they support mandates on businesses to supply insurance by a 54%-38% margin, and respondents also like the idea of a public plan by almost a 2-1 margin.  They strongly oppose individual mandates to carry health insurance, 68%-26%, a key part of ObamaCare that achieves universal coverage by making it illegal to be without insurance of some kind.

Obama has more demographic problems than just independents.  Women now oppose Obama on health care issues, 49%-41%, a 17-point swing since July 1st.  Young voters, in this poll defined as 18-34 year olds, oppose Obama on health care 48%-44%, a 23-point swing from their 54%-35% support a month earlier.  Low income voters swung 12 points and now oppose Obama on this issue 47%-43%.  When populism starts failing among the young and the relatively poor, who will buy it at all?


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If no one else has, I just reported Quinnipiac to the WH flaggers. I suggested that they hunt down those opposing respondents, too.

BuckeyeSam on August 5, 2009 at 12:13 PM

For too long the Citizen’s have stayed quite and out of the picture, while the Libtard’s were building the dept. of SCUM.
We waited to long to stand up and take notice of this out of control Govt.

Now that we are awaken and agitated- the Libtards don’t like the game so much anymore.

Keep up the offensive America, we shall take control of the helm and put Her on a prosperous course where Freedom and Liberty await upon the horizon.
God Bless

hawkman on August 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

For too long the Citizen’s have stayed quite and out of the picture, while the Libtard’s were building the dept. of SCUM.
We waited to long to stand up and take notice of this out of control Govt.

Now that we are awaken and agitated- the Libtards don’t like the game so much anymore.

Keep up the offensive America, we shall take control of the helm and put Her on a prosperous course where Freedom and Liberty await upon the horizon.
God Bless

hawkman on August 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to report you to the White House Ministry of Information Refutation.

Please pack your belongings and wait by the door, someone will be by to collect you.

Enoxo on August 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I don’t trust any phone pollster that doesn’t start with the question, “What are you wearing?”.

LibTired on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

The filthy liar will be in Virginia this week campaigning for Deeds, who is lagging behind in the polls by double digits in large part because of the filthy liar’s scheme to nationalize healthcare. It will be interesting to see if there is an Obama bounce out of the event or an Obama free fall into the pits of oblivion.

highhopes on August 5, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Obama stumping for Deeds will help the Virginia GOP in their strategy of trying to hang Obama around Deeds’s neck like an anchor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/04/AR2009080402787.html

ChrisB on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

There’s another interesting poll posted at http://www.zingtu.com/zing.jsp

scalleywag on August 5, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Well, there was a facebook poll on healthcare/ they could just use the names from that………
Keep up the offensive is right. They have to see, sooner or later that this is just plain old non partisan anger.

ORconservative on August 5, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Maybe they need to report OBAMA to Mr Flag as he was spreading around falsi info about desiring single payer!

Barry’s in deep doo doo with the Prez

clnurnberg on August 5, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Our Dear Leader has said the people are “on board” Obamacare.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Obey.

WannabeAnglican on August 5, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Why is it that the more people find out about O’crap care, the less they like it?

Chainsaw56 on August 5, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” Government Abortions anyone?
* Pg 770 SEC 1714 Federal Government mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Say abortion & State Sovereign.

Speakup on August 5, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I had three children in less than four years, I guess I would be in trouble.

TXMomof3 on August 5, 2009 at 12:19 PM

I smell a snitch czar coming soon.

farright on August 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

I don’t trust any phone pollster that doesn’t start with the question, “What are you wearing?”.
LibTired on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Along with Heavy breathing?

Chainsaw56 on August 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Okay Johnny, this is what I want you to do…When your mommy or daddy doesn’t like something our President Obama, our glorious leader who is looking out for us and helping your mommy and daddy, is doing. We want you to tell us.
That way we can help your mommy and daddy. We will help them understand how President Obama is going to help them and you.
That is why we pledge allegiance to the President now, and not the country, because he helps us, he is the one that will help mommy and daddy. You don’t want them to lose their jobs, well President Obama won’t let that happen, if he knows how he can help your mommy and daddy.
Like Nancy last week, you will be the student of the week, and get to have extra recess. President Obama wants to reward you for helping your mommy and daddy, we all want to help each other.
You know, sometime neighbors say things that are really interesting, sometimes about our President, have you heard any good stories…

right2bright on August 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Please pack your belongings and wait by the door, someone will be by to collect you.

Enoxo on August 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Fortunately, with this bunch of juvenile delinquents in charge, they’ll screw it up and haul off your Democrat neighbor instead.

“But . . . but . . . but, I love Barack.”

“Sure, sure, tell it to Rahm.”

NoDonkey on August 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Obama stumping for Deeds will help the Virginia GOP in their strategy of trying to hang Obama around Deeds’s neck like an anchor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/04/AR2009080402787.html

ChrisB on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

“He’s just not as advertised,” she said. “Nothing’s changed for the common guy. I feel like I’ve been punked.”

heh

BPD on August 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”

You Betcha

History repeats itself , mainly when you flunk it.

Alfred E Neuman

CommentGuy on August 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I’m turning in Linda Douglass for spreading disinformation at the Whitehouse Blog site.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/

brtex on August 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I’m sending this to Mr or Mrs Fishy Flag @whitehouse.

kahall on August 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Obama’s brown shirts have finally revealed themselves.

rplat on August 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Obama’s brown shirts have finally revealed themselves.

rplat on August 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM

FUBU

NoDonkey on August 5, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Has Liberal343 showed up yet? I got some more smackdown to lay on the lefie.

Did a drive by posting in the DNC anti-mob video thread and was run out of town on a virtual rail (complete with cyber-tar and feathers).

Wolftech on August 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Congress and the Joker continuing to spend America into oblivion, with the objective of enslaving a nation with debt so large it can never be repaid.

Slavery by debt.

tarpon on August 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

So, what should I send to flag@whitehouse.gov

forward him all my spam?

TinyURL something like goatse or 2girls1cup?

Sign it up for poke-your-eyes-out nasty pr0n-pic-of-the-day?

Decisions, decisions…

Sekhmet on August 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Has Liberal343 showed up yet? I got some more smackdown to lay on the lefie.

Did a drive by posting in the DNC anti-mob video thread and was run out of town on a virtual rail (complete with cyber-tar and feathers).

Wolftech on August 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM

It’s over in the DNC video thread, refusing to come in here.

Enoxo on August 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

don’t trust any phone pollster that doesn’t start with the question, “What are you wearing?”.
LibTired on August 5, 2009

Uhhh…that wasn’t a pollster

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Please pack your belongings and wait by the door, someone will be by to collect you.

Enoxo on August 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

But I’m not dead yet! I’m feeling much better now!

riverrat10k on August 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Copied a nice post at American Thinker reporting Barnacle Frank and sent it in.

riverrat10k on August 5, 2009 at 12:49 PM

When populism starts failing among the young and the relatively poor, who will buy it at all?

Doesn’t matter, they don’t know what’s best for them.

Oh, by the way, WE WON!

//

BacaDog on August 5, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Quinnipiac poll: 39% need to inform on 52%

SOPIK- Standard Operating Procedure In Kenya

Basilsbest on August 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM

The Royal Congress (sarcasm on) can not even run their own five star restaurant – they had to privatize that- but they are going to run something so large and complicated as healthcare?

No wonder they won’t ditch their 17 gold plated healthcare options to join this boondoggle they have created.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/08/AR2008060801765.html

Virginia Shanahan on August 5, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Forgot to add…..Send everyone you know the flag@whitehouse.gov email address so they can send their thoughts on how idiotic this idea is.

I’ve emailed them over 20 times today. Each time I simply say I am turning myself in as I oppose their craptastic healthcare bill with every fiber of my being.

I guess I’ll probably get busted by Bambi’s computer czar now for spamming their mailbox.

BacaDog on August 5, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Screw it, I’m just gonna report myself.

Grafted on August 5, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Obama stumping for Deeds will help the Virginia GOP in their strategy of trying to hang Obama around Deeds’s neck like an anchor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/04/AR2009080402787.html

ChrisB on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM
“He’s just not as advertised,” she said. “Nothing’s changed for the common guy. I feel like I’ve been punked.”

heh

BPD on August 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Yeah, but look at this woman’s reasons for being disappointed with Ogabe: he hasn’t done enough to fix the foreclosure crisis, hasn’t done enough to punish credit card companies, is too pro-big-business. Yes, she notes that he’s ballooning the deficit, but otherwise she’s griping that he hasn’t done enough to bash evil big business. This stupid cow – a real estate agent specializing in short sales – even takes her employer’s time to go online and check the compensation packages of every bank or mortgage company she comes into contact with.

What a dumb cow. Typical Ogabe voter. Don’t ever make the mistake of believing she’s on our side.

guntotinglibertarian on August 5, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Keep up the offensive America, we shall take control of the helm and put Her on a prosperous course where Freedom and Liberty await upon the horizon.
God Bless

hawkman on August 5

But if we wrest it from the hands of statist Democrats and put it in the hands of statist Republicans, we will be no better off. Our slide into the abyss will only be slowed a bit, not stopped and definitely not reversed. We must vote for, fund and work for constitutional conservatives, no matter what their party.

SKYFOX on August 5, 2009 at 1:09 PM

I think right about now is a good time to buy some “Stop Snitching” shirts. Possibly the variety that has the stop sign riddled with bullet holes. Might be a good idea to let the libtard pansies know the risks of being a willing snitch to 0bama Bin Laden and his cronies.

Dark-Star on August 5, 2009 at 1:19 PM

By a similar 57 – 37 percent margin, voters say health care reform should be dropped if it adds “significantly” to the deficit.

Here we see the brilliance of the Obama plan. By running the deficit up to astronomical levels BEFORE funding Health Care reform, they make the increase in the deficit cause by it less significant!

“I guess if we are already $4T in the hole, what difference will a few hundred Billion more make?”

When did Karl switch sides? Only an evil mastermind of Rovian proportions could have come up with something this diabolical.

OBQuiet on August 5, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I’ve reported Charley the Tuna and the Incredible Mr. Limpett. Both very fishy characters.

Stephen Macklin on August 5, 2009 at 1:22 PM

What would happen if all of the fishy emails forwarded to the snitch-site contained tiny URLs that had to be clicked on to check out for their fishy-factor.

Then what if all those tiny URLs led to porn sites.

Not that I would do anything like that. Just wondering what would happen.

Yoop on August 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Someone report the Founding Fathers for being subversives.

Pelayo on August 5, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Yoop on August 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM

That was very rude suggestion. Good job!

Loxodonta on August 5, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Yoop

Someone should create a website that when accessed downloaded every malware, spyware, hijacker, data miner and computer virus in existance.

Send them that URL! Sit back and drink your beer, you did good Patriot. You deserve a cold beer.

Disruption and using their own apparatus against them is as Alinsky as it gets.

Pelayo on August 5, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Hasn’t flag@whitehouse.gov been crashed or pulled yet ??
Hmmm.
I must not be doing enough.

pambi on August 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM

I smell a snitch czar coming soon.

farright on August 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Ha ha!

Say, hadn’t you heard? The Whitehouse does not publicly announce the Tzar appointments any more . . . Video is taken of the solemn anointing ceremony, including when they are touched on both shoulders by The One with the long golden healthcare scalpel, and he thereupon pronounces them the latest Tsar, of this, or that.

The video is then distributed to the true believers through “The Blackberry” . . . so that everyone who matters knows who to report to on this or that subject.

The ceremonies are so solemn, that even Joe Biden is required to take off his jester’s cap.

I swear!

Trochilus on August 5, 2009 at 1:50 PM

When populism starts failing among the young and the relatively poor, who will buy it at all?

But remember Schumer says that Health Care will rammed through by the Dems before the end of the year. Regardless of what the American people want.

chemman on August 5, 2009 at 1:53 PM

So, what should I send to flag@whitehouse.gov
forward him all my spam?
TinyURL something like goatse or 2girls1cup?
Sign it up for poke-your-eyes-out nasty pr0n-pic-of-the-day?
Decisions, decisions…
Sekhmet on August 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Send them all those enlarge your penis emails and the ones from that guy in Nigeria. I always thought those were fishy.

mph on August 5, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Speaking of Alinsky:

The enemy: President of the United States and Members of the Royal Congress

Perks: 17 gold plated health care options to choose from, five star dining, luxury cars, fabulous housing, royal servants, expensive clothing, private planes, world travel, extended vacations, extremely high salaries, self-generated pay raises, extensive expense accounts, etc- ALL at the expense of the American tax payer.

Background: Most leaders of the Royal Congress are multi-millionaires that have fed off their power and abused the political system in order to enhance their own positions and agendas with no regard for us servants.

Nancy Pelosi is now trying to make the health insurance companies the enemy. She now refers to the “Health Insurance Reform.”

Is it not time we begin to paint the royal portrait for the public? Is it not time we detail- in specifics- just how these members of the royal class are living at our expense? It is not time for us to put them on trial?

Seriously, King George had nothing on these fools.

Virginia Shanahan on August 5, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I love HA. Thanks Michelle!
Been trying to post to WaPo’s comments for twenty minutes now regarding one of the articles linked above about voters remorse. My orginial post contained “pissed” “douche” and “turd sandwich” and was rejected. Have gone back and changed these somewhat at least 2x and then got a message saying they did not allow “fast posting” (within three minutes.) This is the same reason I quit going to KOS and HuffPo to argue. One spends much time composing and typing a response/refutation only to have your commets moderated away.
Thanks again Michelle (and Ed and Allah if I have that right)_

riverrat10k on August 5, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Finally got it to take. I apparently missed “crapweasel” when I re-read it.

riverrat10k on August 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I swear!

Trochilus on August 5, 2009 at 1:50 PM

It is official, Obama has more czar’s in his cabinet then was in the whole history of Russia.

right2bright on August 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM

What would happen if all of the fishy emails forwarded to the snitch-site contained tiny URLs that had to be clicked on to check out for their fishy-factor.
Then what if all those tiny URLs led to porn sites.
Not that I would do anything like that. Just wondering what would happen.
Yoop on August 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM

But, if any of us did such a thing, not that we would, should we be wearing hippie-wear or just our normal Brooks Brothers gear when we hit the send button?

TXUS on August 5, 2009 at 2:04 PM

But, if any of us did such a thing, not that we would, should we be wearing hippie-wear or just our normal Brooks Brothers gear when we hit the send button?

Legitimacy demands you dress down- way down- and preferably don’t bath for a few weeks.

Virginia Shanahan on August 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I just sent this to the flag@whitehouse.gov address:
Dear White House,
I want to inform you that I came across a fishy sinister plot in the Health Care debate:
It seems that members of the govenment itself are trying to intimidate vocal opponents to its policies by grouping them as far-right mob-inciting radicals. This is the closest to a true 1984 styled fascism as I have ever seen in this country in my lifetime and it scares and angers me. What should I do? I await your orders, Fuhrer…uh, I mean, Mr President.

mbabbitt on August 5, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Somebody turn me in.

hawksruleva on August 5, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Legitimacy demands you dress down- way down- and preferably don’t bath for a few weeks.
Virginia Shanahan on August 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Well, since we don’t have very many weeks to go, I’ll just have to go over my pigsty and roll around with the swine for a little bit. Sometimes legitimacy has to be manufactured. If it was good for The One, oughta be good for me, a mere mortal.

TXUS on August 5, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Downloaded the entire bill and sent it to the snitch site. I suggested the authors of this damning document be hunted down and tried for treason…

They’ll probably try me instead, but at least they know where I stand.

Ace ODale on August 5, 2009 at 2:41 PM

LOL

Virginia Shanahan on August 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM

I don’t trust any phone pollster that doesn’t start with the question, “What are you wearing?”.

LibTired on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

You have this all inside-out. When the lady pollster calls about [whatever], it is your job to assure her that you’re very happy she called and ask her what she’s wearing. Get it right.

Jaibones on August 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM

This is very disturbing. I’m going to email flag@whitehouse.gov right away to report the Quinnipiac poll for encouraging crimethink.

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Barack Obama is Watching You

malclave on August 5, 2009 at 2:52 PM

This poll is rather devastating to most Democrat House members thinking about voting for ObamaCare–59% to 36% against it if only Democrats support it! Any Democrat reading this poll and facing a hostile town-hall crowd should start thinking: “there are a lot more people like those shouting in my ears, who might vote in 2010″.

Besides, Quinnipiac tends to use relatively liberal samples…I wonder what Rasmussen would find! Or what these numbers will look like by the END of August, when more voters catch on to what’s being shoved down their throats.

Steve Z on August 5, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Well, I’ve already reported Barney Frank, the Obama imposter on YouTube, Dick Durbin, all 1,017 pages of HR3200, the Associated Press and the CBO.

I can’t help wondering, being a sensitive man…thin skinned Quisling…how will Barry handle the kind of rejection that the polls, and Mr. Flag are undoubtedly reporting? Will he rage and scream like a rebuffed Prom Queen? Will he sulk and brood like a poet who has received yet another rejection slip? Or, will he plot some sort of evil revenge on the innocent victims of his “Snitch Program?”

More important: Will I be forced to wear one of those ugly orange jump-suits when I’m carted off to the Obama Re-Education Camp? I’m a “winter”…orange isn’t my color.

Barb Dwyer on August 5, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I’m laughing inside.

madmonkphotog on August 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Barb Dwyer on August 5, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Thankyou dear lady for doing your patriot duty!
Now what’s the link your using again?
I want to e-mail Pinnochio a copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights!

dhunter on August 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I want to e-mail Pinnochio a copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights!

dhunter on August 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Good idea! Here’s the link flag@whitehouse.gov.

I’ve sent them the entire bill, the Quinnipac poll, a “fishy” email from the UK, an email netflix ad, and a Washington Times article.

If they get enough “spam” they won’t be able to trust anything arriving in that inbox…

Ace ODale on August 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Done! Thanks!

dhunter on August 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Emanuel Goldstein is obviously behind all this negativity over Barrycare. Must be stopped!

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 5, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Someone should start signing up that e-mail addy for all the e-mail porn possible. Add e-mail groups found on yahoo groups and other services. Flood it completely and utterly!

I wanna see white house servers crash! And by crash I mean die in sparks and burning wire insulation.

Pelayo on August 5, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Fishy.

tree hugging sister on August 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Time for another celebrity death.

guntotinglibertarian on August 5, 2009 at 4:32 PM

But remember Schumer says that Health Care will rammed through by the Dems before the end of the year. Regardless of what the American people want.

I don’t see it happening. Self-preservation is in the politician’s dna. When it comes down to “It’s Him or Me”, I believe they’ll walk away from The One, especially with his numbers tanking like they are.

Here is what I sent to Mr. Flag.

mikefln on August 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM

CHANGE!
Fishy=Truth.

gbear on August 5, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I am copying this whole thread and emailing it to the link provided by the .Gov.

They need to know. I’ve sent them 50 threads already, I think. If we’d all do that, their server will collapse.

So help me out here. Report me! Please!

jefferson101 on August 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I am copying this whole thread and emailing it to the link provided by the .Gov.

They need to know. I’ve sent them 50 threads already, I think. If we’d all do that, their server will collapse.

So help me out here. Report me! Please!

jefferson101 on August 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I’ve done the same thing — not sending threads, but I started sending personal comments to them from all of the 20 email accounts I have for different things so they would be sure to have me in their files. If we all go to jail, then at least we’ll have government paid healthcare! Keep up the good fight. ObamaCare is an oxymoron.

doncow on August 6, 2009 at 12:28 AM

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