Gallup: ObamaCare support, opposition unchanged through August

posted at 1:37 pm on September 8, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The Democrats hoped to use the August recess to build support for their sweeping overhaul of the American health-care system and to unify against GOP opposition to the effort.  Instead, they wound up losing ground in public opinion, according to Gallup, and getting chased out of their districts by angry constituents.  Fewer Americans are undecided at the end of five weeks of loud debate, and more of the previously undecided now oppose the bill than support it (via Jim Geraghty):

The American people are no less divided on healthcare reform today than they were a month ago. A new Gallup Poll finds 39% of Americans saying they would direct their member of Congress to vote against a healthcare reform bill this fall while 37% want their member to vote in favor.

One in four Americans (24%) say they have no opinion about which way their representative should vote on a healthcare reform bill, down only slightly from early August.

The new Gallup Poll, conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 2, suggests the issue could be politically potent in 2010. Sixty-four percent of Americans say their representative’s position on healthcare reform will be a major factor in their vote in the next congressional election; just over a third say it will be no more than a minor factor.

That brings up the Gallup sampling method.  Gallup surveyed adults, not registered voters or likely voters, which tends to produce better numbers for liberals and liberal policy positions.  They use that sampling method consistently, so the comparison between surveys remains valid, which showed a three-point gain in opposition to ObamaCare and a two-point gain in support for it.

The all-inclusive adults sample does not work very well in predicting electoral results, however.  The 64% who said that the issue will be a factor in their vote will include more of the likely voters than unlikely voters, which portends a very bad midterm in 2010 for Democrats.  In fact, 82% of those opposing ObamaCare say their vote will depend on this issue, while only 62% of supporters make the same claim.  That becomes even more clear when the trend among older adults, who are much more reliable voters, is seen in the demographics.  Adults over 55 oppose ObamaCare by nine points, 44%-35%.

Independents also are a big red flag.  Opposition leads support among independents by 15 points.  Both parties need independents for the midterms, and without them, Democrats could well lose their House majority.  In a poll of adults, those independent numbers look even worse.

Democrats hoped to use August to proselytize for a government-run health-care system.  Instead, they got painfully schooled on American resistance to radical politics.  Whether they learned from it will be the question as Congress escapes its constituents and gets back to work.


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Independents also are a big red flag. Opposition leads support among independents by 15 points

……..

Then they must have massively oversampled Dems.

artist on September 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

BTW,how much $$$ did Big Pharma dump in ads? Wasn’t it mega millions?

artist on September 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

This obviously begs for a more forceful approach from Papa Doc Barack.

myrenovations on September 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM

BTW,how much $$$ did Big Pharma dump in ads? Wasn’t it mega millions?

artist on September 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

$150 million.

amerpundit on September 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Well, all their lying during August didn’t work … so what’s next? They won’t give up, they’re too close. I fear they’re becoming desperate and desperate people(especially desperate communists) do desperate things.

Maybe they’ll aerial spray the nation with swine flu, declare an emergency and do it that way.

darwin on September 8, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Related MSM Headline: “Michelle O’s Arms Remain Unchanged Through August, Obama Pant Crease Sharper”

LibTired on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

This arrived in my email today. I love it!!

PSALM 2009

FIRST BOOK OF GOVERNMENT ….PSALM 2009
Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line, I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.
He has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life, And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.
I am glad I am American,
I am glad that I am free.
But I wish I was a dog …
And Obama was a tree

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

$150 million.

amerpundit on September 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM

AARP funded a bunch of ads to. Funny how they said they didn’t support the bill, yet every add was PRO Health care reform…

Romeo13 on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

I hope this doesn’t mean that opposition to Obamacare has peaked.

We have to keep the pressure on, everyone, or else they’ll stick us with this socialistic POS.

UltimateBob on September 8, 2009 at 1:47 PM

tee hee….

Whether they learned from it will be the question

highly doubtful IMO…they will be even more sneakier

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:47 PM

A rasmussen poll today said 83% of people want proof of citizenship for any obamacare benefits. (see headlines at Hotair). That means that the 17% who oppose proof of citizenship are the illegal aliens who want freebies from the taxpayers!!!

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM

which portends a very bad midterm in 2010 for Democrats

Stop getting my hopes up!

mankai on September 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Instead, they got painfully schooled schooed on American resistance to radical politics.

FIFY.

TheQuestion on September 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM

what is dear leader gonna say after this? can he really change folk’s minds on this issue?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

I got another email from a friend in Canton, OH today that said 7 buses from her area are heading to the protest in DC on Saturday. She said they have 400 people form their area going that she knows of. I hope DC is swarming with people this weekend and scares the jeebies out of the moderate Dems so the vote NO on this debacle.

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:51 PM

what is dear leader gonna say after this? can he really change folk’s minds on this issue?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

He’s going to do what he does best. Lie and insult people until nobody’s left supporting him but the commies and socialists.

LibTired on September 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM

LibTired on September 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM

roger that

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:53 PM

what is dear leader gonna say after this? can he really change folk’s minds on this issue?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Obama’s speeches are starting to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher to the American people.

Same ol’ 28 year old speechwriter crappola, spoken off of the same ol’ telemprompter, by the same ol’ snakeoil salesman.

Who cares what this clown act has to say, nothing Barack Obama says means a damn thing. This guy has shot his credibility already.

NoDonkey on September 8, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Ack too many typos in my previous post, I apologize. I am getting all riled up about this Obamacare issue. The ONLY reason they want to try to ram this through is to protect Obama’s presidency. We have a President who doesn’t even understand what it is to be an American (he was raised elsewhere and when he came back as a teen, he was brainwashed by his radical grandparents). What is “normal” to Obama, is a fringe to main stream America. This is so distressing. How the HELL did 53% of Americans get so stupid last November?!!!!

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:55 PM

He’s going to do what he does best. Lie and insult people until nobody’s left supporting him but the commies and socialists.

LibTired on September 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Exactly. Every single time Obama tries to drum up support for this crap with a speech, the support plummets. So I say, keep talking Obama, keep talking.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM

What everyone fails to realize here is that this issue isn’t about health care – there’s plenty of that. It’s about FREE health care which is what Americans seem to want. That ain’t gonna happen because those pesky, greedy doctors and nurses insist on getting a paycheck.

But here’s a quick and dirty solution for the public option question. Allow anyone who wants it to buy into the health insurance plan that Congress has. Their premiums will be set as a percentage of their income. Congress gets to choose the percentage. Public option problem solved in a one page bill.

Vote Lonesomecharlie for Supreme Leader.

lonesomecharlie on September 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM

The writin’ is on the wall for this one Dems. You pushed the stimulus turd, now this. Keep pushing at your peril. Obama tomorrow night is going to recruit for the Obamacare Martyr’s Brigade–a collection of congressmen and senators who’d be willing to sacrifice their careers to vote in favor of Obamacare.

We need to preemptively kill any post election loss prospects for the OMB (Obamacare Martyr’s Brigade). No congress critter should be allowed to take any lobby/GS/contract position in any healthcare industry following his/her election loss. If they wanna die for Obama, let ’em die for him.

ted c on September 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Obama said in a speech AT A UNION RALLY tried to blame republicans because of “special interest groups”. I swear to God, this fraud can say ANYTHING and the media only quotes him and covers for him. It’s disgusting.

marklmail on September 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Who cares what this clown act has to say, nothing Barack Obama says means a damn thing. This guy has shot his credibility already.

NoDonkey on September 8, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Now speaking of troofers, that’s some troof.

ted c on September 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

It will be funny to see what happens after Obama’s speech.

logis on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Speaking of poll:

RAS New Generic Ballot…

R +7.

artist on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

what is dear leader gonna say after this? can he really change folk’s minds on this issue?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Well, I just heard Rush say, and I believe it is true, that Obama is addressing this joint session in order to ask congress to ignore the outcries of the citizenry and pass this so-called reform against the will of the American people. This is ALL about him and “monument-building” with an eye towards his legacy.

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

which portends a very bad midterm in 2010 for Democrats.

Whoops. I wet myself…

Mr_Magoo on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Campaigns and elections are about two things: getting your supporters to actually vote by ‘reinforcing’ the views they already have and ‘activating’ undecided voters to adopt your causes and issues.

These polls show increasing numbers of undecided / independent voters being activated to oppose Obamacare in particular and Demo policies in general. At the same time, conservatives are being reinforced in their existing views and will be more likely to vote Republican in 2010.

This trend, if it continues, means a huge loss of seats in the House and Senate next year.

Learn it, love it……..

Janos Hunyadi on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

OT (conspiracy break):

Is it weird that Obama gave his child a Russian name, “Natasha”?

faraway on September 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM

NoDonkey on September 8, 2009 at 1:54 PM

agree, but one wouldn’t know that if one only listens to the MSM….

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

now that makes sense….it’s all about the O

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM

How the HELL did 53% of Americans get so stupid last November?!!!!

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Two words: John McCain.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM

One of these pollsters ought to put out the question “Is the public option free health care insurance?”

I would love to see the results of that question and the demographics.

ultracon on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM

now that makes sense….it’s all about the O

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Isn’t it always? ;D

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 2:06 PM

But…. Obama has a halo. How can you not believe everything he says?

Daggett on September 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Well, I just heard Rush say, and I believe it is true, that Obama is addressing this joint session in order to ask congress to ignore the outcries of the citizenry and pass this so-called reform against the will of the American people. This is ALL about him and “monument-building” with an eye towards his legacy.

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM

I think that is probably a good assessment but the problem is that the filthy liar doesn’t have the coattails to bring the reluctant of his party into the fold and many would be engaged in political suicide to ignore their constituencies. Congressmen are many things but suicidal isn’t one of them.

The irony is that this truly could be a legacy building moment for the filthy liar. If he gets up tomorrow and says that healthcare reform has been handled poorly and all the good efforts by many of both parties needs to be scrapped and started anew with an eye to crafting a practical bill that makes sense. Chances of his doing so are nil because that would be apologizing for his own actions instead of bad mouthing the US overseas.

highhopes on September 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Gallup: ObamaCare support, opposition unchanged through August

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think that’s a good sign. I thought it would be alot lower than that.

Ugh.

Knucklehead on September 8, 2009 at 2:10 PM

As Rove says, when you have a lousy product, more selling just doesn’t help.

d1carter on September 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Is it weird that Obama gave his child a Russian name, “Natasha”?

faraway on September 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Natasha, in Russian, means “daughter of Chewbacca”.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Gallup polls libs

ultracon on September 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

I fear they’re becoming desperate and desperate people(especially desperate communists) do desperate things.

“Desperation is not an aphrodisiac.”

NeighborhoodCatLady on September 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Instead, they wound up losing ground in public opinion, according to Gallup, and getting chased out of their districts by angry constituents. Fewer Americans are undecided at the end of five weeks of loud debate, and more of the previously undecided now oppose the bill than support it (via Jim Geraghty):

Jake Tapper, Senior WH correspondent for ABC news asked on twitter today what would “sway the undecided” on HC? I informed the MSM that the undecided had decided. If you want to help the MSM too, send them story ideas such as Van Johnson, the unvetted Czar issue, polling data on HC, Charlie Rangel’s corruption problems, etc. Apparently, they now rely on us for the news.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Yeah, I agree with you d1carter,this product does suck. Even the “messiah” is having a hard time selling this”scam” wow.

sandee on September 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Obama said in a speech AT A UNION RALLY tried to blame republicans because of “special interest groups”.

Exactly, Special Interest Mobs, Evil Mongering, Nazi liars.

I’m so glad we have grown up Democrats in charge, otherwise this important discussion might be reduced to name-calling.

NoDonkey on September 8, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Whether they learned from it will be the question as Congress escapes its constituents and gets back to work.

They can ‘learn’ now, or in 2010.

GarandFan on September 8, 2009 at 2:15 PM

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Exactly. They all acted liked Van Jones was no big deal. Except for Olbie. And he’s calling for an inquisition on Daily Kos for Glenn Beck, instead of asking why that Communist/Racist was a Personal Advisor to Mr. President.

kingsjester on September 8, 2009 at 2:16 PM

Two words: John McCain.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Like Obama, McCain’s rise (and fall) are a symptom of a problem, not exactly the problem itself.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM

kingsjester on September 8, 2009 at 2:16 PM

The MSM rises and falls with Obama. This is not only liberalism’s/socialism’s/communism’s last shot at America, it’s the MSM’s. If Obama goes down hard, I suspect much of the established media to finally succumb and close. Many in the media know that, I suspect, and that’s why we get Olbermann doing what he’s doing.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:19 PM

what is dear leader gonna say after this? can he really change folk’s minds on this issue?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Whatever Pinnochio says will be a lie.
DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT THE PUPPET SAYS IT’S WHAT HE DOES THAT COUNTS, HE LIES REPEATEDLY!

dhunter on September 8, 2009 at 2:20 PM

How the HELL did 53% of Americans get so stupid last November?!!!!

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:55 PM
Two words: John McCain.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Partly correct-add two more words:

mainstream media

Del Dolemonte on September 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM

But I wish I was a dog …
And Obama was a tree

karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Very good. But I offer:

I wish the National Debt was owed by the current top Dems.

We could sell it to the Mafia and watch them break some stems.

BTW, bring the debt up with almost anyone and just watch the blank stare, It is amazing!

Sometimes you get the Dems response: “Well, Bush…” and they know no figures.

IlikedAUH2O on September 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM

That brings up the Gallup sampling method. Gallup surveyed adults, not registered voters or likely voters, which tends to produce better numbers for liberals and liberal policy positions.

But this is an issue that concerns all Americans. It’s reasonable that they wouldn’t limit it to registered or likely voters.

YYZ on September 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:19 PM

As a former Radio News Director in college (’78-’80), the subjectivity of today’s “broadcast jornalists” chaps me. I believe the average American doesn’t care for it either. That explains why Fox News blows everyone out of the water.

kingsjester on September 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Natasha, in Russian, means “daughter of Chewbacca”.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

ROTFLMAO!!!

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Is it possible for Obama to go down in a straight line?

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM

How the HELL did 53% of Americans get so stupid last November?!!!!

acorn paid some, some were being “historical”, the media manipulated some, and the rest are stupid

Haunches on September 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Like Obama, McCain’s rise (and fall) are a symptom of a problem, not exactly the problem itself.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Roger that, and McCain was the living, breathing personification of it on our side.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM

That explains why Fox News blows everyone out of the water.

kingsjester on September 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM

I’m not a big fan of their “news.” Most of the time, it’s pretty mainstream media-ish. I do enjoy some of the conservative type pundits/commenters they have.

Same with the front page of the WSJ these days. Pablum. But the editorials/opinion pieces are generally good. I guess Murdoch is a businessman :)

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Natasha, in Russian, means “daughter of Chewbacca”.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

ROTFLMAO!!!

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM

I spewed Mountain Dew all over my monitor.

UltimateBob on September 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM

PSALM 2009

FIRST BOOK OF GOVERNMENT ….PSALM 2009
Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party um NOT so much – at LEAST not YET.
karenhasfreedom on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Katfish on September 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM

and McCain was the living, breathing personification of it on our side.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM

yes indeed. Was painful to go through. But the good news is, I think, that not for several generations at least, can a Barack Obama (stealth candidate) or John McCain (out-of-touch, namby-pamby candidate) run for President. I don’t think the people will have it.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM

You will see where Obama & Pelosi get there talking points:

Program of the Communist Party: http://www.cpusa.org/article/view/758

(LOOK UNDER THE HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE HEADING)

Communists support a health care system that is comprehensive and free with guaranteed access to quality care whenever needed. But a health care system is more than just medical care.

Health care also means prevention of occupational and community environmental hazards and infectious conditions that threaten people’s health. In addition, the lack of affordable housing has become a major public health problem.

A comprehensive health care system means that all health workers in hospitals and community clinics must reflect the populations they are serving—we support the aggressive application of affirmative action programs for equal access to medical, nursing, and other professional training and education programs.

Organized labor, while protecting its own hard-won benefits, is beginning to see the need and necessity to unite with other national and community-based organizations in the fight for a national health system that provides quality, guaranteed health benefits for everyone.

SOUNDS A LIKE LIKE HR 3200??? Heh…..

izoneguy on September 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM

I’m not watchin on any alphabet media tomorrow, not goin to give them the satisfaction of one more viewer,

but I hope I see pictures on the net of Nasty Peelosi Hoppin up and clapping hysterically as Hopey Dopey Lies his a$$ off.

It matters not what Pinnochio says, this ef up does not go into effect until 2013 after his re-election bid ( if he lasts that long) so what is the big rush ?

Why the hurry to pass something that goes into effect in 2013?
Perhaps because this worst evah economy is not comin back anytime soon?
Because the national debt limit needs to be raised now and how many more times before this bankrupter takes effect?

Another point if the Repubs in the Senate have any idea this will go Reconciliation they need to vote lockstep against raising the debt limit.
Let the country default without ruining our healthcare also.

Without raisin the limit we’re in danger of default now, let it go bust. NOW.
Before anymore freedom is stolen or wages confiscated blame the Dems for the whole mess they OWN it!

dhunter on September 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM

OT but I just saw that Rep. Boustany (a surgeon from Louisiana) is giving the “you’re a liar” speech, aka the GOP response. Who do you think has most credibility, a Chicago street thug or a physician.

highhopes on September 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM

OT but I just saw that Rep. Boustany (a surgeon from Louisiana) is giving the “you’re a liar” speech, aka the GOP response. Who do you think has most credibility, a Chicago street thug or a physician.

highhopes on September 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM

MajoratWH Gibbs said there is no chance Obama will “start over” on HC debate.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

the problem is that the filthy liar doesn’t have the coattails to bring the reluctant of his party into the fold and many would be engaged in political suicide to ignore their constituencies. Congressmen are many things but suicidal isn’t one of them.

highhopes on September 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

True, that. The congress-critters natural inclination is self-preservation. However, there will be pressures brought to bear on congressman by liberal special interests threatening to withhold funding for reelection if they do not make health care reform happen.

Just a thought.

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Yeah. You can’t argue with Murdoch’s success. I agree that sometimes Fox News tries too hard to be “fair and balanced”. But, at least they haven’t come on Hot Air calling for Olbie’s head on a platter like Olbie did with Beck on Dkos.

kingsjester on September 8, 2009 at 2:36 PM

yes indeed. Was painful to go through. But the good news is, I think, that not for several generations at least, can a Barack Obama (stealth candidate) or John McCain (out-of-touch, namby-pamby candidate) run for President. I don’t think the people will have it.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Lessons were learned, for sure, and school’s still in session.

I just pray we’ll have a somewhat free republic left to govern after this nightmare passes.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Why the hurry to pass something that goes into effect in 2013?

dhunter on September 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Because then Obama can gloat over his accomplishment and use it to be reelected in 2012, and be well into his second term when ObamaCare is implemented, and long gone when it goes south.

Puddleglum on September 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

OT (conspiracy break):

Is it weird that Obama gave his child a Russian name, “Natasha”?

faraway on September 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM

I heard that if it was a boy he would have been named Boris.

kirkill on September 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

The left just doesn’t know when to stop digging.

rjoco1 on September 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Lessons were learned, for sure, and school’s still in session.

I just pray we’ll have a somewhat free republic left to govern after this nightmare passes.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

US will prob. look like Gulf after Katrina. Most of us will get up stunned spitting water, and then get to work. Some will just lie back down. Good.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM

This obviously begs for a more forceful approach from Papa Doc Barack.

myrenovations on September 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM

What’s left? Tanks in the streets?

Blake on September 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Lessons were learned, for sure, and school’s still in session.

I just pray we’ll have a somewhat free republic left to govern after this nightmare passes.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Ya think the RNC learned ANYTHING?
Are they workin on closing their prmaries so liberals don’t pick our candidates. Are they activly seeking primary challengers to RINO’s?

Ya heard it here the Dims have the votes to pass any bill they want but the NEED a couple of RINO’s to give them cover! Watch your Senators folks
SNOW, COLLINS, MCCAIN, GRAHAM AND GRASSLEY any who vote for HealthScare in any form need to be GONE!

dhunter on September 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

MajoratWH: Gibbs said nation “is close to the end” of HC debate, signaling WH confidence

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Given the conduct of most Dems during August, I am surprised the opinions are that close. The pro vote is either socialist, masochist or frightfully scared of trying to know what to do and wanting a mommy or daddy to figure it all out for them.

This is not a good sign, but the independents have it figured out…and an independent person would have a hard time with a radically socialist program, IMO. They won’t be “independent” long if they allow this horror to occur.

Harry Schell on September 8, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Ya think the RNC learned ANYTHING?
Are they workin on closing their prmaries so liberals don’t pick our candidates. Are they activly seeking primary challengers to RINO’s?

Indeed.

JiangxiDad on September 8, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Ya think the RNC learned ANYTHING?
Are they workin on closing their prmaries so liberals don’t pick our candidates. Are they activly seeking primary challengers to RINO’s?

dhunter on September 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

This, to me, is key. But, you know, we’re going to have to push for this as hard as we’re trying to stop Obamacare, Cap and Tax, etc.

This summer of townhall discontent, preceded by the tea parties earlier in the year, planted the seeds for the party, but we’re still gonna have to water the garden, every day.

If we don’t, they won’t act. But I do see some hope here. We just can’t let up.

TXUS on September 8, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Barack is a miserable failure.

Mission Accomplished.

Geochelone on September 8, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The left just doesn’t know when to stop digging.

rjoco1 on September 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Shovel ready.

Geochelone on September 8, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Apparently when we were told that Obama received a “mandate” last fall we misunderstood. He was referring to a quiet dinner with Joe Biden or something.

Y-not on September 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Don’t worry, Obama’s big speech to Congress on health care tomorrow will fix everything…

/sarc

catmman on September 8, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Related MSM Headline: “Michelle O’s Arms Remain Unchanged Through August, Obama Pant Crease Sharper”

LibTired on September 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

LOLOL…excellent!

Jeff from WI on September 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM

I’ve always wondered whether the self-reported likely voters are likely or not. Wouldn’t most people say they are likely to vote? What kind of moron says. “Uh, vote, no I never do”?

Haunches on September 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Frankly, the Townhalls were the big story. What’s amazing is that there’s still very little change in the polls.

I’d say that the uproar got attention, but it didn’t really change many minds.

AnninCA on September 8, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Someone please forward this to Bahgdad Bob Gibbs. I am convinced that he totally is one confused individual and as Jethro would say touched.

bluegrass on September 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Karen, wonderful funnee Psalm 2009. ROFLMAO. 53% comprises the people who voted because of race, the disgruntled and crazy, and most of all, the products of our government (public) schools between the ages of 20-30. They have been instilled and indoctrinated already. They feel, they don’t think. Facts never got in the way of liberal thinking. Keep posting!

AReadyRepub on September 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM