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Today’s Obama Poll || Health Mandate Opposed

by Keith Koffler on June 10, 2011, 9:57 am

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds that a 54 percent of Americans oppose the Obamacare mandate to purchase health insurance, while 44 percent support it.

Backers and opponents agree that without the mandate, much of the law cannot stand, since full participation is needed to help insurers absorb the cost of having to cover all comers with various protections and at reasonable rates.

The mandate is the key provision being challenged in the courts by opponents who say, in essence, the government can’t force you to buy something.

While a majority in the survey opposed the health care law, the opposition drops to just under 40 percent when you remove those who think it doesn’t go far enough.

The poll indicates that 56 percent oppose the new health care law, with 39 percent in support of the measure. But about one in four opponents of the bill dislike it because it did not go far enough. Fewer than four in ten Americans oppose the new law because it is too liberal.

The poll was conducted June 3 to June 7

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srdem65 June 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

Like all the major legislation that the Dems bulldozed through Congress, the Obamacare was too much and went too far. The voters were envisioning a reform of the healthcare industry to allow the purchase of health insurance across state lines and a realistic regulatory oversight of it’s practices. What we got instead is a unconstitutional mandate to purchase a product that would be managed by Federal employees who would decide who’s health or life was worth the expenditure of assets.
It’s time for a do-over and a sensible approach to healthcare.

Susan June 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

You are exactly right srdem. If people were told the consequences of allowing the government to mandate their purchase of health care insurance, this monstrosity would go down in flames. The only supporters would be those Americans willing to sell their progeny’s freedom for the security of an insurance policy.

Susan June 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

I don’t put too much stock in opinion polls. No matter which way the results are slanted. First of all, they interviewed 1015 adult Americans by telephone. How were the responders selected? Did they ask the respondents if they were American citizens? Did they ask which political party they associate with? Did they ask if they vote or are eligible to vote? These poll results mean nothing unless you know more about the responders.

ol' gator June 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

by pandering to a “dumbed down” percentage chockfull of illegals & dead beats, there will always be this entitled mentality… to tilt the polls only encourages them to vote for this dem/socialist entity the more so..
2012 will not arrive soon enough… will take years to overcome the evil barry & friends have done to this exceptional country of ours…

Star June 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

I think this is all a big CF now–deliberately. The repeal petitions are pushed, but now they say sign up again. The courts pop up every now and again–but the Supremes will decide it and the fix is in, I think, to delay that or accelerate it or whatever will benefit the admin. It’s all scrambled–meanwhile, the waivers, the states are freaking out, the business owners won’t hire in a vacuum and will probably drop coverage many of them anyway, docs are quitting, the Medicare cuts in the bill may or may not doom the system evern more…huge mess. And someone wants it to be!

Tom June 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Lets wait to see what the SC will say (if they will hear it). It will be five against (Breyer, Alito, Scalia, Roberts, Thomas), four in favor (Kagan, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kennedy) if Breyer votes with the conservatives. This will determine whether Obamacare is implemented. The only way I can see O’care folding is if conservatives use social protest and simply *refuse to comply*.

Boo June 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Shouldn’t Kagan recuse herself? Wasn’t she advising on healthcare “law” as solicitor general?

Star June 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Thomas’s wife had some org about this–some say he should also recuse.

Susan June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Mrs. Thomas is her own person. She is entitled to do anything she wants as long as she doesn’t try to advise the Justice on legal decisions. Isn’t it ironic that Weiner was the primary proponent of the effort to smear the Thomas’. Poetic justice.

Star June 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

That’s the argument–that she is one step removed. I believed Hill, so we vary on this one.

Susan June 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

We definitely have different views of the Thomas confirmation hearings. I believe it was a witch hunt to take down a Black conservative. In reading Breitbart’s book, those hearings were defining moments in his conversion from liberal to conservative views. He dedicated his book to his Dad and Clarence Thomas “–both decent men who inspired me to act”. More poetic justice because Breitbart is responsible for exposing Weinergate :)

Star June 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

Yup–we disagree.

Susan June 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

If you ever read Mark Levin’s book “Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America”, you wouldn’t put much faith in the Supreme Court. I can tell you this, if it is ruled constitutional that will be the end of Federalism. I don’t even want to think about the constitutional crisis that will ensue.

MT for re-redistribution June 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I think a campaign goal for conservatives ought to be to educate the dimwit BO voters about what exactly Health Care Reform means to them. Most of them thought they were getting free health care. Instead, they are going to be breaking the law cuz they don’t have insurance. Oh, and they have to pay at least as much as ever, especially if you consider all the hidden taxes.

What really gets me is how the lemmings in the machine never speak up to address the fact that the feds can’t do anything efficiently. That’s the fundamental difference between republican and liberal, in my opinion. Conservatives admit and accept that incentive is the best way to motivate people, so the gov should back off. Personal responsibility for your own success or failure. Why do libs believe in darwinism, but not for humans? Liberals are in denial, and think a utopia is just around the corner, and that socialism, although a failure every time it has been attempted in history, will work if THEY administer it.

Thomas Sheehy June 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

The biggest problem the future of democracy faces are the mainstream of idiot independents (a euphemism for someone that cannot make up their mind). They voted for Obama and Clinton simply because it was cool. Unfortunately they have paid the price with the rest of us, and so will their children. Obama is black and Clinton is philandering hippy.

Erin June 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Obama is ONLY half black. Remember he is also half white! Remember IN HIS WORDS he described his grandmother as the “typical white person”. He wishes he were all black and thus the hatred for white people and his love for people like Jeremiah Wright!

Erin June 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

SOOO, if 100% participation is required WHY are SOO MANY WAIVERS being handed out to their buddies and WHY don’t our elected officials also participate in this “healthcare” system???????

Tomas June 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

My health care went up thirty percent for the same coverage to cover the Obamacare mandates. Count me out!

John Andrews June 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

This post is contrary to the Obama Polls listing to the left. Please reword the Poll listing.

reXteryalizer August 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~~ THE ONLY real THING needing

CHANGE !

Was Barack Hussein Obama II.

Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values )

Who who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy ” ~ of responsible, Morally Conscious

HARD WORKING Americans.

oBOMAS supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to

paY THEM, out of your PockeT ….

This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying “Bring it on” To his supporters.

Oboma ~ Demands Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your

fellow Americans”

– Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters

“I want all Americans to get in each others faces!–

Obama demands !

“You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” – Obama Cant wait to get

everybody involved in some kind OF CONFRONTATION of some sort….

THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..

Obama has ALSO DECLARED “Republicans are our enemies”-

** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right

to be angry! I’m angry!”

ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america

/“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !

THESE ARE OBAMAS Very OWN WORDS..

*Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so I know

whose ass to KICK.“
OBOMA wants to KICK your ass /

Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

HE IS EXPECTING people to kill & BE VIOLENT / for their immoral

CAUSES

THIS IS WHAT HE LIVES FOR
THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..
* Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

PLEASE go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~ In that

oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION –

~ For Un~Wanted Children

Barak Obama A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

http://obomanationinfanticide.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx

OBAMA supports TAKING a little NEW BORN innocent child.. / BORN. ALIVE ~

sTabing it iN the head & SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

He also demands, that a Child SURVIVING a FAILED ABORTION, Has no RIGHT to

Life or medical care.

reXteryalizer August 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

And JUST one more thing if you will allow//

And no disrespect or distain is intended for the OFFICE of our GREAT PRESIDENCY

and White House.

Respect and honor and a great varity of reasons hold the United States

Presidency in our Prayers and hopes for continued blessing and truthfull success.

BUT the truth is STILL THE TRUTH .

oBOMA does what he has to do~~~ just to get by.

Feeding his donors and supporters Un merited fuel, is HIS only OBJECTIVE.

this is HIS main OBJECTIVE.

The only REASON things SEEM to get done, is because the people who

SURROUND oBOMA, Drape the American Flag around him, WHILE HE shoves

it off of himself,

in disheveled pride. and NUMB ignorance.

While, He admits, Boldly and sneeringly, he has done plenty of COCAINE.

Please Use your head and tell us, BECAUSE we need and deserve to know…

Why would we want a NUMB cacK heaD in the White House.

oBOMA should have stayed *( WHERE HE WAS ) ~ in the DOPE house. !