WaPo poll: Even with skewed sample, ObamaCare not getting any more popular

posted at 11:00 am on March 28, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The new Washington Post poll shows the same results as the previous surveys on ObamaCare — that a majority of the American public rejects it.  In fact, disapproval ticked up a point to 50% from the last poll in February, despite the efforts of the pollster to skew the results more towards the Democrats:

In the days since President Obama signed the farthest-reaching piece of social welfare legislation in four decades, overall public opinion has changed little, with continuing broad public skepticism about the effects of the new law and more than a quarter of Americans seeing neither side as making a good-faith effort to cooperate on the issue.

Overall, 46 percent of those polled said they support the changes in the new law; 50 percent oppose them. That is virtually identical to the pre-vote split on the proposals and similar to the divide that has existed since last summer, when the country became sharply polarized over the president’s most ambitious domestic initiative.

The health-care debate galvanized the country to a remarkable extent. About a quarter of all adults say they tried to contact their elected representatives in Congress about health care in recent months, including nearly half of those who say they are “angry” about the changes. In general, opponents of the measure were more than twice as likely as supporters to say they had made the effort.

As always, the sample tells more about the poll than the results.  This poll has a D/R/I split of 34/24/38, giving Democrats a ten-point advantage in the partisan split.  That’s an increase of four points since the February survey, and far outside of reality.  Recall that Barack Obama won his presidential popular vote by seven points, with significant Republican crossover voting.  Gallup put the partisan gap at half of the span seen in this poll in the fourth quarter of last year, while Rasmussen had it at three points in its own survey just this month.

With the WaPo survey oversampling by at least five points and perhaps as much as seven, it’s not too surprising to see Obama get a 53/43 approval rating in this poll.  It should dismay Democrats to see ObamaCare still losing ground even after the Post had to amp up the partisan gap four extra points from the last survey.  The other issue approval ratings won’t be much comfort, either:

  • Health care – underwater, 48/49
  • Economy – seriously underwater, 45/52, with 40% strongly disapproving
  • Budget deficit – 43/52

Interestingly, Obama’s worst issue by far is immigration.  Only 33% approve of his handling of immigration issues, while 43% disapprove, 28% strongly so.  Obama has expressed interest in taking on immigration with the ObamaCare fight mainly over, but these numbers suggest that he may want to wait until after the midterm elections.

One last response should worry Democrats facing midterm elections even more.  The number of people saying that the country is heading in the right direction (38%) didn’t change much from February (37%) after the passage of ObamaCare, even with the additional four points favoring Democrats in the partisan gap.  Steny Hoyer tried saying that ObamaCare would be a boon to Democrats in midterm elections, but that 38% stacks up against the 39% Republicans carried into the 2006 midterms — and it’s going in the wrong direction, even while overpolling Democrats.  And I’m quite sure that the Post wasn’t oversampling Republicans in that 2006 poll, either.


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They. Don’t. Care.

jbh45 on March 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM

continuing broad public skepticism about the effects of the new law

Interesting word…skepticism. See the people don’t outright despise this atrocious piece of legislation. No, they’re just a little skeptical that’s all. Hear that Republicans? You better stop with this whole repeal stuff.

angryed on March 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM

jbh45 on March 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM

agree…they WON, enough said according to them

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I wonder what the numbers would be if the pollsters didn’t weigh their sample in favor of Dems.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM

They. Don’t. Care.

jbh45 on March 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM

They.Will.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Seriously, what is the point in taking a poll if the sample is tilted?

FireBlogger on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Time for Waxman and Stupak to call the pollsters in for hearings.

a capella on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

I suppose, based on their sampling methods, that the November election results are going to be unexpected.

Vashta.Nerada on March 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Time to bomb an Aspirin factory.

OhioCoastie on March 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Propaganda polls in repressive regimes mean nothing…

d1carter on March 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Seriously, what is the point in taking a poll if the sample is tilted?

FireBlogger on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Propoganda. But you’re right it would be much easier just to lie about it without calling all those people with the same result. Maybe better for them since then no one could check their data.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

People like the idea of some of the law’s new measures because they haven’t seen the effects of what it will take to implement and fund them, nor have they yet seen the inevitable results.

Driving a new $80,000 car off the lot would be fun too, until you get the first payment slip in the mail, not to mention the insurance coverage. Then you find out that the car, while sleek on the outside, has a pokey inline 3 cylinder under the hood.

Bishop on March 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

OT: I know I’m late due to time zones, but rubio is looking good on FNS

the orangeman is struggling

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:13 AM

They. Don’t. Care.

jbh45 on March 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM

They only care about power and control. They will push forward with their agenda despite the overwhelming unpopularity because they want to harness power in the long term. They will take the short term losses. They believe the GOP will not be able to repeal it.

True_King on March 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Maybe the people that oppose ObamaCare just don’t understand that the commerce clause gives the government authority to do anything it wants.

darwin on March 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Seriously, what is the point in taking a poll if the sample is tilted?

FireBlogger on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Might want to ask a guy named Goebbles that question.

Aviator on March 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Why don’t these MSM types just make up polls showing 99% approval? The sheeple would buy it, and how could anyone prove they are phony anyway?

Actually, the Everlasting Gobstopper unemployment rate that doesn’t seem to get any higher even though more and more people are indeed losing their jobs is something to be marveled at in the realm of statistical fraud.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Speaking of midterms Rubio is kicking Charlie’s butt on Fox with Chris Wallace. Talk about the old-guard-get-along-RINO- deer-in-the-headlights-out-of-touch-white-haired politician. Florida, please send Rubio to Washington in November.

sheriff246 on March 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Driving a new $80,000 car off the lot would be fun too, until you get the first payment slip in the mail, not to mention the insurance coverage.

Bishop on March 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Yes, but you see according to the MSM there will be no new taxes….unless you’re rich. So if you only read the MSM, you think hey sweet I get a new $80K car and the bill is sent to that rich guy down the street.

angryed on March 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM

they are still crying foul about racial slurs from last weekend and yet they still have no proof!

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

•Health care – underwater, 48/49
•Economy – seriously underwater, 45/52, with 40% strongly disapproving
•Budget deficit – 43/52
=======================================
Interesting numbers,it must be in degrees,as to what
percentage of the Titanics bow is under the water,
and what angle the ship is at,before it slides into
Obama`s Abyss!!

canopfor on March 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM

they are still crying foul about racial slurs from last weekend and yet they still have no proof!

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Who needs proof? The seriousness alone of the accusation makes it true. The innocent are never accused, are they?

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Budget deficit – 43/52

That number has got to be wrong, 43% are not bothered by the deficit? Incredible!

WhoU4 on March 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM

they are still crying foul about racial slurs from last weekend and yet they still have no proof!

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

It never happened, they’re just lying about it. Does anyone think for one second that a thousand cameras weren’t on that guy every step he took? If it had happened it would be all over youtube, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM

They can screw with the numbers all they like but they won’t change the outcome or any minds. Politics junkies know this is bull and the average voter just dislikes intensely what is being done to him. A reckoning is coming. Skewed polls won’t stop that.

SurferDoc on March 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM

WaPo should have stuck with running their poll internally and calling those at the major networks. Then they’d have gotten the numbers they were looking for.

Sheesh! Those idiots can’t even properly skew a poll.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

they are still crying foul about racial slurs from last weekend and yet they still have no proof!

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

The echo chamber is probably the most effective form of propaganda out there right behind infusing popular entertainment with ideology; sympathetic characters on your side, and nasty Archie Bunker-types on the other side.

Get something out there, no matter how untrue, make a big deal about and if you later recant do it quietly, or quit talking about it…doesn’t matter…it will take on the mantle of TRVTH anyway. Few will take the time to investigate as to where it originated, and even then that may not be possible. And if you do track down the falsehood, the same sheeple will never hear about it anyway.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

This is what happens trying to polish a turd…

catmman on March 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Politico reported that Obama is going to get tough with congress . . . he already owns that bunch of quislings, so what’s next water boarding?

rplat on March 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

also note that the tea party is shown as favorable in the wapo poll, as noted in CentristNet article:

ABC/WaPo: Obamacare Remains Unpopular,Tea Party Favorable, While Americans Strongly Rejects Obama HCR Claims http://bit.ly/aKfwNw

Despite the best efforts of the establishment media and Democrats to smear the tea party as racists, extremists and terrorists, Americans view the tea party positively (41%-39%), an improvement from February 2010 (35%-40%) according to this poll.

Another interesting tidbit from this morning’s poll is that Americans are more likely to vote for a Congressperson who opposes Obamacare than one who supports Obamacare by 6%-8% margin:

Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter on March 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM
Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM

my point being they can lie about the polls just like they can lie about those slurs, it never happened and yet they keep harping on it until the sheeple actually believe it occurred….

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

we are all on the same wavelength….

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:28 AM

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I also wonder how many polls were done but, because of the numbers, never released. I have a feeling some actual results are worse than what is made known.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM

totally agree…

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM

I read somewhere yesterday that the last “polling” before the ’94 midterms showed the GOP picking up “maybe 27 seats.” They picked up 54 — and 8 seats in the Senate. Imagine what the “polling” will show before this November’s election.

Remember, these aren’t polls; they’re campaign strategies issued directly from the democrats in Washington to the democrats in the newsrooms.

Rational Thought on March 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

What the media refuses to realize, is that we are not only going to clean house of Progressive Politicians come November and beyond, we are going to clean house on the Progressive Media also…

Ignorant bast*ards!

Keemo on March 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Oh, and wait until new taxes kick in…The America-hater in Chief is sowing the seeds of a new civil war. I think he likes it! In his own words, “bring it on!”

Nozzle on March 28, 2010 at 11:37 AM

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM

You’re right, too, that though there is no proof of threats the media is still saying Tea Partiers are making them. And a lot of people believe it. But I ask them to tell me of arrests made. So far, there aren’t any although phone calls can be traced to the source using simple Caller ID technology.

Also, any time I called a Rep’s office, I wasn’t allowed to say anything until the staffer got my name, address, and phone number. Only after that was I able to state my reason for phoning.

It seems most people don’t call their Congressperson or Senators often, so have no idea how that is handled. They also have no idea of statistical sampling is properly done, either to be truly neutral or to skew results. Polls themselves are now ‘news’, but I find it fun to give unknowing friends and relatives the news that polls are usually a truckload of horse dooie.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM

my point being they can lie about the polls just like they can lie about those slurs, it never happened and yet they keep harping on it until the sheeple actually believe it occurred….

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I’m not sure this is working for them. Everyone I talk to is really fed up with the race card. It’s not having the impact it once had. In addition it’s becoming axiomatic that anything a democrat says is a lie. I’ve been around a while and I’m seeing attitudes that I’ve never seen before. Some of them are downright scary.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM

but I find it fun to give unknowing friends and relatives the news that polls are usually a truckload of horse dooie.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM

indeed :)

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM

http://www.pollingreport.com/

canopfor on March 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM

The WaPol will sum up the November election results as follows:

Democrats Decide to Take Break for Two Years

GarandFan on March 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I’d say its time to look to a Red State to move to in the coming years…This union of States is going to blow sky high. The democrats and weak Republicans ala McCain, Graham, and others have installed several doomsday clocks in our Republic. Obamacare is really just a new addition to what started under Wilson and Roosevelt. Can’t remember who said, “when Peter finds out he can vote himself benefits paid for by Paul, it will be the end of the Republic.” I think we are there folks.

Nozzle on March 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Everyone I talk to is really fed up with the race card. It’s not having the impact it once had.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I don’t think the msm knows that yet….

however the tea pot is about to whistle….big time

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Remember, these aren’t polls; they’re campaign strategies issued directly from the democrats in Washington to the democrats in the newsrooms.

Rational Thought on March 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Word

darwin on March 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

that polls are usually a truckload of horse dooie.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Liam:Thats a boatload of Sh*t!!hehe:)

canopfor on March 28, 2010 at 11:47 AM

heading out to palm sunday service…you all have a fantastic day….will be checking out the tea party express in downtown phoenix ;ater this afternoon

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Can’t remember who said, “when Peter finds out he can vote himself benefits paid for by Paul, it will be the end of the Republic.” I think we are there folks.

Nozzle on March 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I think it was Ben Franklin, though he didn’t put quite that way.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I don’t think the msm knows that yet….

however the tea pot is about to whistle….big time

cmsinaz on March 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Well if the ratings are any indication the MSM isn’t having much of an impact these days either….except Fox.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM

And even Fox is getting co-opted, slowly but surely

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Speaking of midterms Rubio is kicking Charlie’s butt on Fox with Chris Wallace. Talk about the old-guard-get-along-RINO- deer-in-the-headlights-out-of-touch-white-haired politician. Florida, please send Rubio to Washington in November.

sheriff246 on March 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM

After that, Crist better start closing up shop. Or just join the dem party.

cibolo on March 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

That’s not what Mara Liasson said on Fox News this morning. The numbers haven’t really changed and this is a GOOD THING for Democrats… Meanwhile Juan Williams thinks this is a terrific thing for Democrats and Republicans better get in line… And, of course, I have to see my first ObamaCare propaganda ad about how I now live in a health care land of milk and honey and how I now get the access to the same benefits of congress, I get to keep my doctor, my *middle-class* taxes won’t go up and the deficit won’t be increased and they can’t increase what they charge me, but I’m covered for-evah with a special shout out to Brad Ellsworth (who’s running for Evan Bayh’s senate seat and just got a million bucks from him)

Puke-a-rama and paid for by the “Amerians for Stable Quality Care”

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM

And even Fox is getting co-opted, slowly but surely

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Yes and they too will fade into obscurity as that happens. People are fed up with hearing about how terrible America is and Americans are.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Yes and they too will fade into obscurity as that happens. People are fed up with hearing about how terrible America is and Americans are.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Careful what you wish for… I suspect we may be on that side very shortly…

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Time for Waxman and Stupak to call the pollsters in for hearings.

a capella on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Heh. Maybe it’s time for Waxman and Stupak to call the voters in for hearings.

SlaveDog on March 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Maybe because people are hearing about exactly how costly Obamacare will be to businesses.

So it looks like King Barry told another big ole whopper.

VibrioCocci on March 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM

The media can poll until their fingers fall off, but the real news to them–unexpected and unprecedented–is that Americans are really cheesed off. Pundits can ignore and skew all they like, live in delusion and denial, but the sad truth is that We the People are one very unhappy population. I don’t believe that any poll out there captures just how serious and far-gone the situation has become.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Heh. Maybe it’s time for Waxman and Stupak to call the voters in for hearings.

SlaveDog on March 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Oh man… when the Republicans get in power they had better summon the SEIU leaders if ANY protests ever occur in result to Republican legislation.

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM

The media can poll until their fingers fall off, but the real news to them–unexpected and unprecedented–is that Americans are really cheesed off. Pundits can ignore and skew all they like, live in delusion and denial, but the sad truth is that We the People are one very unhappy population. I don’t believe that any poll out there captures just how serious and far-gone the situation has become.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Indeed, Mara Liasson and Juan Williams’ attitude seemed to be that this is just a blip and the sheeple will come to accept their position in life as dictated.

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM

You would think that Mr. Obama would realize that it might be easier to govern if he stopped slapping more then half the voters in the face. His “victory” lap is making a bad situation worse and it seems he will push more unpopular things through at his first opportunity. The phrase overreach is an understatement.

Cindy Munford on March 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM

They’ve been around too long, become comfortable in their positions. They’ve come to see us as grape juice stain on a carpet that looked bad at first, but can now pass by on the way to their easy chairs without noticing it any more.

Well, they better take notice. If the Dems win in November, expect more Tea Party rallies. If O-Care is repealed, I expect some on the Left to actually riot.

The pundits need to wake up and quit poo-pooing Americans’ anger, because it’s out there simmering. The next election might see a voter turnout that’s unexpected and unprecedented, to say the least.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Budget deficit – 43/52
That number has got to be wrong, 43% are not bothered by the deficit? Incredible!

WhoU4 on March 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM

43% probably don’t care about their own debt, why should they care their country’s?

OT–anyone else having issues with the site recently? For the past few days I keep getting the prompt “a script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly” and I have to keep checking for the page to stop running the script. I only get this prompt at this site. Very irritating.

Niere on March 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Niere on March 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

The ads are causing that. Switch to Firefox, maybe? More security and faster, smoother operation. It’s free, which is best of all. You can find it at mozilla.com.

Liam on March 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM

They.Will.

Oldnuke on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

+100

It is clear that the thinking is the MSM will continue to cover for the dems. But as said many times, elections have consequences.
I do have to say though, I’m suprised at the continuing double down, and I personally am not getting a good read on how long this seemingly total ignoring of the public will continue. Is there an exit strategy? Some magic date that factors in the mid-terms? Rahm-bo must have some idea, but in any case, this, like many of these polls, tell me the pressure must continue.

JusDreamin on March 28, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Niere on March 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

The ads are causing that. Switch to Firefox, maybe? More security and faster, smoother operation. It’s free, which is best of all. You can find it at mozilla.com.

+1, Firefox was acting up a bit yesterday… but IE has some major issues. If you want to check your browser for issues use this application from Secunia.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

WhoU4 on March 28, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Can’t wait to see how all these big companies like AT&T are going to pass their huge new charge-offs on to their employees and customers. Or how much seniors are going to enjoy all the new cuts to their Medicare coverage. Or how taxpayers are going to enjoy the big hike in their state taxes to pay for all the new Medicaid patients.

Fun times ahead, folks.

AZCoyote on March 28, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Firefox plus the Noscript plug-in is a very powerful combination.

Skywise on March 28, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Thanks everyone! Will check those options out asap. :)

Niere on March 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM

http://www.pollingreport.com/

canopfor on March 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM

They claim on their masthead to be “non-partisan”, but steadfastly refuse to carry Scott Rasmussen’s polling.

They do however post polls commissioned by DailyKos.

Del Dolemonte on March 28, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Can’t wait to see how all these big companies like AT&T are going to pass their huge new charge-offs on to their employees and customers.

AZCoyote on March 28, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Here in New Hampshire the ski areas are already saying they will have to raise their ticket prices. This is due to some obscure 120 day provision in the bill. As many ski areas only have a 3 month season, this will wreak havoc with their payrolls. They will have to hire fewer people.

And there are plenty of ski areas in other Blue states as well.

Del Dolemonte on March 28, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Is there an exit strategy? Some magic date that factors in the mid-terms? Rahm-bo must have some idea, but in any case, this, like many of these polls, tell me the pressure must continue.

JusDreamin on March 28, 2010 at 12:14 PM

A special order of MOABs is on the way to the Persian Gulf as we speak. Wag the dog before November.

Vashta.Nerada on March 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

53% my behind. Now, we will two kinds of polls, the real ones and the ones that poll Obama about 7 points higher.

Terrye on March 28, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Sprinkling a little sugar on top of this giant pile of goat dung will fool no one. This socialist healthcare aberration will cost you your money, your freedom, your health and eventually your life. But remember, he gave you $250.00 to help pay for your drugs.

rplat on March 28, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Interestingly, Obama’s worst issue by far is immigration. Only 33% approve of his handling of immigration issues, while 43% disapprove, 28% strongly so.

That’s because all those Democrats in the sample think he hasn’t done enough pandering to illegals.

KS Rex on March 28, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Nov. is the only poll that counts and the one one the WaPo will believe.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2010 at 1:47 PM

The real sample these fools should use to get a true result.42% conservative ,20% liberal ,38% center right Moderate.This is the true make up of the American people.

thmcbb on March 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM

I went over the Pollster.com and saw a slight bump for Obama {still averaging under 50%} and thought I would go to Gallup and Rasmussen and check their numbers just released for today. Well, Rasmussen had him up to 49% and now he is back down to 47% and Gallup had him up to 50% and now he is back down to 48%..so I think the bump is backing off. However, WaPo always give Obama a 5 – 7 point advantage.

Terrye on March 28, 2010 at 2:06 PM

The real sample these fools should use to get a true result.42% conservative ,20% liberal ,38% center right Moderate.This is the true make up of the American people.

thmcbb on March 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM

That sample will never be used. If it was the results might finally pound some sense into the democrats heads.

duff65 on March 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

And even Fox is getting co-opted, slowly but surely
Liam on March 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I am noticing that too. Watching less these days. This fair and balanced pledge is an attempt at pulling in the CNN and MSNBC crowd but that is a flawed strategy. The only ones left watching the left wing cable news are the hardcore dimwits.

FireBlogger on March 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Check out GATEWAYPUNDIT.com for the solution to this nightmare. LETS ROLL!!!!

nukeemnow on March 28, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Steny Hoyer tried saying that ObamaCare would be a boon to Democrats in midterm elections, but that 38% stacks up against the 39% Republicans carried into the 2006 midterms — and it’s going in the wrong direction, even while overpolling Democrats. And I’m quite sure that the Post wasn’t oversampling Republicans in that 2006 poll, either.

Baghdad “Steny” says: “This will keep us in the majority in November. I double garuantee you! In fact, we will pick up a few more seats; the Republicans are burning in their tanks”

BobMbx on March 28, 2010 at 2:58 PM

“Be not intimidated…nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency.
These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.”

—John Adams

Dr Evil on March 28, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Seriously, what is the point in taking a poll if the sample is tilted?

FireBlogger on March 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

WaPo attempted to ‘make news’ by its poll. Even with a huge skew to Dems, they are still underwater. This means that even some Democratic voters take their liberties more seriously than the very liberal wing.

If this were October, I would say that the Demorcratic party would be doomed, but it is only the end of March/begining of April…Still a long way to go. However, I am sure ObamaCare will be the gift that keeps on giving for the GOP!

Rndguy on March 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Nov. is the only poll that counts and the one one the WaPo will believe.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2010 at 1:47 PM

I still don’t think they would believe that poll. They will think they left something undone that made the indies vote for the GOP.

Rndguy on March 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Terrye on March 28, 2010 at 2:06 PM

He’s way underwater on the ‘passion’ index in Rasmussen today, too. Back to -16.

Grace_is_sufficient on March 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM

How could this be?!? BHO, the great one, said if HC passed he would raise his grade for performance in office to an “A”. How could it possibly be that the ignorant masses don’t agree?

/sarc

James Moriarty on March 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Is this FRAUD?

faraway on March 28, 2010 at 8:51 PM