Opposition to Obamacare at Record High

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    This week saw opposition to Obamacare reach a record high. It appears Obama's media blitz attempt to stir up support for his desire for healthcare overhaul is creating a backlash among American voters.

    56% now dissaprove the healthcare reform proposal - 10% higher than last week.

    Date
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    Sep 16-17
    43%
    56%

    Health Care Reform - Rasmussen Reports™
     
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    Meanwhile Obama's overall approval record is holding steady at 55%. How's that 2012 election thing looking for the leaderless GOP?
     
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    For now let's focus on 2010...

    By the way - 51% dissaprove of the president's job approval - only 48% say they somewhat approve - that is down 2% from just a couple days ago...

    Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) now disapprove. Over the past week, the President’s ratings bounced to their highest level in two months but have now retreated to earlier levels.

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™
     
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    I think the debacle offered up by Baucus earlier in the week really hurt the President on this one. Then the President announces that we should just make Illegals Legal and then give them the free health care. That one really angered many in this country and they weren't all Republicans either. Personally,as soon as i heard Baucus say that the Government was going to "Require" all Americans to have health care,he lost me. Fining citizens for not having health care? Not in the America i know and love. What happens when some of these citizens refuse to pay these fines? Will they have created a "Health Care Gestapo" force with the authority to storm citizens' homes to arrest and imprison them for not paying these fines? Any health care bill that includes "Requiring" all citizens to have health care should be immediately dismissed. Lets not take away Americans' Freedoms & Liberties in the name of possibly better health care. Not a wise trade-off in my opinion. The Baucus plan definitely hurt the whole health care dabate in my opinion.
     
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    The making illegals legal and giving them healthcare is just starting to circulate - and you are correct - almost anyone who hears about what he said is upset - except for Joe Wilson perhaps, who can now simply say, "Told you so."
     
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    Yes this President simply pulled a "Slick Willy" on us. He may not have been lying on this particular bill specifically but when he announced that Illegals should be made Legal and then receive the free health care,he certainly was caught trying to pull a fast one on us. Kudos to you Mr. Wilson!
     
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    Once again, using Rasmussen Reports poll results, excluding all the others that differ from it soo much.

    Rasmussen uses flawed methodology.
     
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    An interesting note from Rasmussen's site concerning methodology:

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    In addition, Rasmussen uses "Likely Voter" categorization, which does not reflect the actual opinion of the general population.
     
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    Yes, Joe Wilson is quickly gaining hero status across the country...
     

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