Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama takes a hit in the polls, but the public wants PUBLIC OPTION in the health care bill (UPDATE)

With the continuous noise from the right, it is to be expected, but the Republicans have not gained any ground despite the question of the blowing deficit and the money being spent by Obama. And the public does not blame Obama for what he inherited, it is still being blamed on Bush, by the public.

As far as public option:

On health care, the public remains open to persuasion. Without being told anything specific about the Obama plan in the survey, about a third of people said it's a good idea, about a third said it's a bad idea and the rest had no opinion. When given several details of his approach, 55% said they favored it, versus 35% who were opposed.

There was also support for the Democratic push to let people sign up for a public health-care plan that would compete with private companies, one of the toughest issues in the health-care debate. Three in four people said a public plan is extremely or quite important.

Finally, for the Republicans? They have no message.


CBS/NYT poll has Obama at 63%. But like the WSJ/NBC poll, the public has disdain for the Republican Party.
The Democratic Party is currently far enjoys far more popularity than its Republican opposition. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, while just 28 percent have a favorable view of the Republican Party. And while Democrats are united - 90 percent approve of their party - just 64 percent of Republicans approve of the Republican Party. Independents have a far more favorable view of the Democratic Party (51 percent approve) than the Republican Party (28 percent approve.)

Read it all, here.