It’s no wonder people oppose it. The Wall Street Journal this morning called the Pelosi bill “The Worst Bill Ever,” with a subheadline “Epic new spending and taxes, pricier insurance, rationed care, dishonest accounting: The Pelosi health bill has it all.”
And this is reflected in Rasmussen’s poll.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the House version of health care reform legislation last week, but most voters are still opposed to the effort.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down from 45% a week ago but unchanged from two weeks ago.
Fifty-four percent (54%) now oppose the legislative effort, up three points since last week.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of liberals support the plan, but just 18% of conservatives agree.
Only 23% of all voters Strongly Support the plan while nearly twice as man (44%) are Strongly Opposed.
If you do the math, the oppose/support spread before Pelosi’s bill was 51-45, or 6 points. After her bill was introduced, it jumped to 54-42, or 12 points.
To give you a comparison of what that means, the liberals claim that Obama has a mandate to ram this behemoth of a government takeover down our throats because he won the election. Obama beat McCain by 53-46, a spread of 7 points. If people oppose his health plan by 12, why isn’t that a clear mandate against it?
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