Polls: Obama Hits New Low, Americans Want Pro-Abortion Health Care Repealed

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 29, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Polls: Obama Hits New Low, Americans Want Pro-Abortion Health Care Repealed

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 29
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Just one week after Congress passed and Obama signed a the pro-abortion health care bill, Americans dropped Obama’s approval rating to a new low in one poll. Another survey shows, by a 12 percentage point margin, Americans favor repealing the health care law and its abortion funding.

A new Gallup survey released today shows President Barack Obama’s approval ratings tying a previous historic low.

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and 46 percent disapprove while 46 percent approve.

And when it comes to the bill itself, Americans strongly oppose the legislation.

CNN released a new poll today showing 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the legislation while just 42 percent approve of it. Only 15 percent of those polled said they have "no reservations" about the new pro-abortion health care law.

CNN found 26 percent of Americans say they are angry about passage of the bill while another 27 percent are displeased — for a total of 53 percent. Just 45 percent are either pleased (30%) or enthusiastic (15%) about its passage.

Meanwhile, a new Rasmussen poll released today showed 54% of the nation’s likely voters still favor repealing the new law while just 42 percent oppose repeal.

Those figures are virtually unchanged from last week and they include 44 percent who strongly favor repeal and just 34 percent who strongly oppose it.

Repeal is favored by 84% of Republicans and 59% of independent voters while 25 percent of Democrats back repeal as well.

Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, notes that "the overriding tone of the data is that passage of the legislation has not changed anything. Those who opposed the bill before it passed now want to repeal it. Those who supported the legislation oppose repealing it."

A number of states are already challenging the constitutionality of the legislation, and polling data released earlier shows that 49% of voters nationwide would like their state to sue the federal government over the health care bill.

To illustrate the point of the mood of the nation vis-a-vis the pro-abortion health care bill, a Mason-Dixon poll of Florida voters released over the weekend shows problems for Democrats who supported the bill.

Only 34 percent of Florida voters support the new law while 54 percent are against it, according to the poll. Opposition is significantly strong among two crucial blocs: those older than 65 and voters with no party affiliation. Seniors disfavor the bill by a 65-25 percent margin, while independents oppose the law 62-34.

The poll also shows that Floridians have a more negative than positive view of Obama by a margin of 15 percentage points.

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