Say what you may, being there are a lot of issues regarding the proposed health care reform bill, but there is one issue that stands out to the majority. No, it’s not cost even though that is a top issue. However, the top issue is the increasing amount of opposition to it. You can’t deny that if the people don’t want it, then it shouldn’t be something to push.
Take a look at the most recent poll put out by The Pew Research Center:
Taking a look at these graphs, and one would wonder – aside from the democrats – how the elected government could force this piece of legislature down the throat of the people. There isn’t but one demographic that supports it. Strangely enough, it would be interesting to hear why they support it. Other than that, no one wants this.
So why continue to push it? During the campaign, Barack Obama ran on the idea of ‘Change.’ Largely, most people understood that there would certainly be changes made, but they also didn’t know just how radical his ideology was and is.
As Americans wait for Congress to act on health care, a Fox News poll released Thursday finds 55 percent oppose the reforms being considered, while 35 percent favor them.
In addition, just over half of voters think House Democrats are “changing the rules” to get their bill passed.
About a third of voters (31 percent) think House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are “playing by the rules” to get health care through, while 53 percent think they are “changing the rules.” Looking at the results by political party, 53 percent of Democrats think their party is playing by the rules, about one in four think they are changing the rules (27 percent) and the rest are unsure (19 percent). Varying majorities of Republicans (78 percent) and independents (57 percent) think House Democrats are changing the rules to pass the bill.
The level of public support for the health care overhaul has remained fairly steady since last July — 35 percent favor it now and 36 percent favored it last summer. The number opposed — 55 percent — is up from 51 percent in January, and from 47 percent last July. Opposition hit a high of 57 percent in December.
Among partisans, the president’s party faithful are alone in supporting the proposed reforms. Sixty-six percent of Democrats favor them, while 53 percent of independents and 88 percent of Republicans oppose them.
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