Poll Shows Opposition to Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Increasing After Obama Signed It
by Steven Ertelt
April 15, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new national poll conducted by the Associated Press finds opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill has increased in the weeks following President Barack Obama’s signing it. Meanwhile, a Rasmussen survey shows more Americans say President Barack Obama is doing a poor job as president.
In what political observers say is an indication Democrats may have a tough road in the coming November congressional elections, AP shows Americans are strongly opposed to their government-run health care bill that funds and promotes abortions.
The new Associated Press-GfK poll has Americans opposing the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent with another 10 percent saying they have no opinion.
That is significant because although other polling firms showed opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill before its passage and Obama’s signature, AP had Americans split — meaning the opposition has sprung up in the weeks since.
AP also showed that disapproval for Obama’s handling of health care also increased from 46 percent in early March before he signed the bill, to 52 percent currently — a level not seen in AP polls since last year.
Seniors, who are more likely to head to the polls in November, strongly oppose the bill.
The Associated Press survey also shows Democrats support the overhaul by 68 percent to 18 percent, while Republicans oppose it 85 percent to 9 percent. Independents lean against it with 44 percent opposed and 40 percent in favor.
Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican congressman, responded to the polling results saying the situation won’t get better for abortion advocates.
"They have had 16 months to explain this bill," Camp said. "Good luck trying to explain it in the next six."
Meanwhile, the Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 31% of the nation’s voters strongly approve of Obama’s job performance while 40 percent strongly disapprove.
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance while 51 percent disapprove.
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