Polls: Majority Oppose Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill, Obama’s Job Performance
by Steven Ertelt
March 8, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls from Rasmussen Reports show opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill increasing with a renewed focus on the final battles in Congress. Meanwhile, a majority of Americans say they are opposed to President Barack Obama’s job performance.
Rasmussen had Americans opposed in late February to the pro-abortion health care bill on a 52-44 percentage point margin.
Now, that opposition to the Senate bill that funds abortions has increased to 53-42 percent, an 11 percentage point margin against the bill. That begins to erase some of the bounce Obama and top Democrats received from the White House health care summit.
The Rasmussen poll notes just 20% Strongly Favor the government-run health care plan while 41% are Strongly Opposed.
"Last week, support for the health care plan inched up to 44% following the presidents televised health care summit. However, that mild bounce has faded, and support is back to where it was for months. With the exception of last weeks results, overall support for the presidents health care plan has stayed in a very narrow range from 38% to 42% since Thanksgiving," Rasmussen explains.
As has been the case for months, Democrats overwhelmingly favor the plan, and Republicans are overwhelmingly opposed. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 32% favor the plan, and 64% are opposed.
The latest survey (from March 3-5) finds 55 percent of Americans say Congress should ditch the health care bill and start over.
Meanwhile, Rasmussen’s presidential approval tracking poll shows only 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama’s performance while 54 percent disapprove.
Looking at the voters with the most intense views either way, Rasmussen shows only 22% of the nation’s voters strongly approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president while 41 percent strongly disapprove — a 19 percent margin of intense opposition.
With the Rasmussen poll based on likely voters, the results project problems for Obama and pro-abortion Democrats in the November 2010 mid-term elections.
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