Rasmussen Reports is reporting that the bounce in polling numbers enjoyed by President Obama after his speech to a joint session of congress is over. In fact, opposition to the plan is at its highest level ever.
One week after President Obama’s speech to Congress, opposition to his health care reform plan has reached a new high of 55%. The latest Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll shows that just 42% now support the plan, matching the low first reached in August.
The most serious (and hopeful, from my perspective) numbers from the polling data reflect that the President has lost the independents and did not sway them with his speech:
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democrats now support the plan while 80% of Republicans are opposed. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 67% are opposed.
The latest figures show that, overall, 23% Strongly Favor the plan and 44% are Strongly Opposed. In late August, those figures were 23% and 43% respectively.
He has lost this debate but his immense hubris will not let him accept that harsh reality.
I continue to wonder who the independents are who were fooled by this charlatan during the election but have subsequently wizened up. If anyone reading this voted for Obama but does not support ObamaCare, please comment on this post. I am curious as to what made you come around: did you believe he was a centrist during the election or have you simply reconsidered whether socialized medicine will be better for you than your current coverage?