Polls: Obama bounce from O-Care’s passage already starting to fade?

posted at 2:52 pm on March 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

A nice catch by Centristnet. Two polls do not a trend make, but that didn’t stop Pelosi from crowing about a phantom “sea change” in opinion on O-Care based on nothing more than that much-hyped Gallup poll that popped on Tuesday. To the extent that this week’s numbers tell us anything, it’s that there hasn’t been much of a change. There’s been a small bounce for the bill, yes, but it’s still underwater in most surveys and early indications are that the public’s A-OK with the GOP continuing to fight it.

Now, about that bounce. Today’s Rasmussen tracker:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13 (see trends)…

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The daily numbers this week: -21 last Saturday, then -16 on Sunday (the day the bill passed), then -12, -10, -11, -10, -10, and today … -13. Could be statistical noise, but if so, the noise is showing up in Gallup’s daily tracker too: After a bounce earlier this week that pushed him up to 50/44 approval, he’s turned downward again to 48/45. Start of a trend or just standard poll volatility? We’ll see next week, but since every damned poll from now until November will be read as a referendum on O-Care, feel free to read these the same way. Exit question: Say, you don’t suppose the news stories about companies and state governments scrambling to cope with ObamaCare expenses will have any impact on the numbers, do you?


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The recent GE Reagan Centennial ads are playing on their Reagan connection… refreshing for a leftist Company trying to cash in on a President that made us feel hopeful for a CHANGE. A “date with destiny” was uplifting when he said it

I am not a racist on March 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM

REAGAN: You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

margategop517 on March 28, 2010 at 1:58 AM

Good morning, happy campers. Pollster has ObamaCare 10 points underwater today: oppose, 50%, favor 40%.

Is this supposed to be the Dems “glory days”? Gee, that didn’t last long. Less than a week later, ObamaCare is tanking–bad.

Who knew?

Grace_is_sufficient on March 28, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Thanks Allahpundit for showing U.S. the real truth of what the public view of Obama Care is.

It was interesting to view Tuesday’s Gallup poll and compare its results with the Rasmussen poll.

The facts drawn from these polls is very telling as to why or why not one should believe polls in the first place.

MSGTAS on March 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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