Prior to Last Nights Obama Health care Presser … 53% Now Oppose Congressional Health Care Reform … No Vote Prior to Recess
President Obama’s health care foing dowm in flames as Democrats oppose it as well.
According to a poll at the Rasmussen Report prior to last nights Obamacare press conference, 53% of Americans opposed the Congressional Health care reform. Opposition has grown from 45% in late June to 49% two weeks ago and 53% in Rasmussen’s recent poll. After last nights non-informative and weak effort to explain the details, look for the opposition to increase.
The health care reform legislation working its way through Congress has lost support over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of U.S. voters are at least somewhat in favor of the reform effort while 53% are at least somewhat opposed.
One thing is for certain, there will be no passage or vote, thankfully, for Obamacare prior to the Congressional recess. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that a pre-recess vote on healthcare reform is unlikely. There will be no rush to vote for Obamacare, despite The One’s full court press to pressure politicians to do so. The longer that Obamacare is discussed and the details come out, the more opposition will increase. Thus the reason why Obama wanted to ram this health care reform through.
“We’re going to take a little longer to get it right,” Durbin told The Hill when asked about the oft-stated goal of a vote on or before Aug. 7, when a month long Senate recess begins. “Initially we had hoped for a full vote by then, but I don’t think it’s going to be possible.”
As Stop the ACLU states, if true, this is a victory.
Hot Air has the same cautious optimism, “Breaking: No vote on health care before August recess, says Durbin”. With Nancy Pelosi claiming she has the votes to pass Obamacare, there are several Blue Dog Democrats stating quite the opposite.
The Weekly Standard is reporting quite a different story as “54 House Democrats and All Republicans Against Obamacare? Update: Make that 69 Dems?”
Speaker Pelosi may just not remember that she was told that she does not have the votes as “dozens of Democrats are lining up against her.”