Polls Find Majority Oppose Barack Obama, Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill
by Steven Ertelt
March 23, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As President Barack Obama signs the pro-abortion health care bill into law, a CNN poll conducted just before the House passed it finds a majority of the American people oppose both Obama’s job performance and the bill itself. And a CBS News poll provides similar results.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Obama’s job performance and 46 percent approve of it. This is the first time CNN has shown a majority of Americans disapproving of his job performance.
Obama’s approval raring has dropped steadily since December when it stood at 54 percent, and that was down from the 76 percent he had in February shortly after he took over the White House.
Of the various policies in the national debate today, according to the CNN poll, health care was the policy area that drew the second highest negative rating for Obama in terms of his job performance, with 58 percent registering disapproval.
The poll also found 59 percent of Americans oppose the pro-abortion health care bill itself, that the House approved along party lines.
The CNN poll was conducted on March 19-21 through telephone interviews with 1,030 adult Americans.
Meanwhile, a new CBS News survey shows 48% of Americans oppose the pro-abortion health care bill with 33% in strong opposition. That compares with 37% who support it, with only 13% in strong support.
Digging deeper into the CBS poll, 76% of Americans disapprove of how Congress is handling its job on health care, 46% think Congress has spent too much time on health care, and 49% believe the rules and procedures used in Congress to get the current health care bill passed have been mostly unfair.
The CBS News poll also showed Speaker Nancy Pelosi has an 11% favorable rating while Majority Leader Harry Reid, both Democrats, has an 8% favorable rating.
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