The health care polling data that has Democrats freaked out.

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    Good article. Remember the democrats could pass this monstrosity without ONE republican vote and yet they are still having trouble doing it. The resistance is coming from within their own party.

    The Healthcare Polling Data That Has Democrats So Freaked Out

    Tags: Health Care Reform, Politics, The Atlantic
    Polled support for the health care plan wending its way through Congress continues to crash downward in the polls. And before you say it, it's not just Rasmussen, which has actually been pretty much in the middle of the other polls. Here's where we stand as of today.

    For reform advocates, this is not good news. At 40% approval, it probably passes. At 30% approval--what Social Security reform enjoyed by the time it imploded--it's not going to no matter how the Senate massages their plan. Democrats cannot pass a bill this large on a straight party line vote if the only people in the country who want it are Democrats. Where is the line crossed between "probably will" and "probably won't"? In September, a seasoned political reporter told me that the numbers could not go "much lower" before Democrats were forced to abandon the bill. Well, it's lower--and the disapproval is spiking.

    The silver lining in this for reform advocates over the last few days has been Nate Silver's argument that a significant portion of the opposition to the plan was coming from the left:

    Ipsos also asked a parallel question of people who supported the plan: did any of them support the plan because they oppose health care reform and thought that the plan was sufficiently watered-down so as to "keep health care reform from happening"? A small number of people picked this response: about 10 percent of those in favor of the plan, or 3 percent of the entire sample.

    Combining these numbers together, we get the following:
     
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    some elected folks have heard from the people who put them there ..... they have been told if they vote for health care they will not get their vote next election ......

    seems some of the people are being heard....
     
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    I am in Colorado and we have Senator Bennet who was stupid enough to get on CNN and tell the nation that he will vote for this monstrosity. He is up for re-election in 2010, he is so far down in the polls that virtually unknown candidates are kicking his ass. He's toast.
     

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