I know I’ve been reporting a lot lately on how bad the numbers keep getting for ObamaCare, but what can I do? Just when you think they can’t sink any lower, we hear that
Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.
Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.
Currently, just 32% oppose repeal.
That’s another five to nine point shift in favor of repeal. I’ve stated before on this blog that Rasmussen polls likely voters, which typically skews more to the conservative side, but that simply can’t account for anywhere close to a 31 point gap in support. Further, that shift coupled with the nine point shift from last week’s Kaiser Family Foundation poll indicates a continuing trend against the legislation.
It’s pretty staggering when you think about it. It’s hard to get 63% of Americans to agree on anything, let alone something as substantial as full-scale repeal of a bill thousands of pages long that took a year to debate and pass.
But there’s something else in this same Rasmussen poll that tells you everything you need to know about why the Tea Party movement began and continues to grow:
The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for the country.
Take a few moments to digest those numbers. You have two out three regular Americans believing one thing about the bill, while nearly four out of five in the political class believe the opposite. This explains why you don’t see any real movement from politicians to repeal what Americans have openly rejected. Can there be any doubt that Republicans and Democrats are completely out of touch with those who put them in power?
The good news is, we are finally waking up. And no matter how long it takes, we will ultimately replace those who won’t represent We the People with those who will.
If you haven’t already, register to vote this November. And get everyone you know to as well.