Harry Reid Senate Troubles: Support for Obamacare Below 40% in Nevada


Will Senate Majority leader Harry Reid pay the ultimate price for being the standard bearer of Obamacare? Will the over all disapproval of Obamacare cost Reid his seat in 2010?


Reid walking the political healthcare plank for Obama

There is real trouble for Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and Obamacare in Nevada. A recent poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal reveals that 53 % of Nevadans oppose Obamacare and Barack Obama’s attempt to provide a remedy for problems in the nation’s health care system. At real issue, only 39% support Obamacare in Nevada. So much for Reid doing the work of the people who voted him to office.


The telephone poll of 625 registered voters found that 53 percent of Nevadans oppose the president’s attempt to provide a remedy for problems in the nation’s health care system. Support for the plan is at 39 percent.

That’s a 4 percentage point difference in both categories from an October poll that showed support at 43 percent and opposition at 49 percent, almost within that poll’s margin of error. Now the gap is at 14 points and opposition in Obama’s own Democratic Party is climbing, from 15 percent in October to 23 percent in the most recent poll.

The poll plainly shows that Nevada voters do not want Obamacare to pass and that Harry Reid will most likely suffer the consequences in 2010 for trying to force the Democrat government take over of health care down the throats of his own constituents. Obama and Democrats cannot get beyond the obvious and the discontent of the voters belief that Obamacare will raise taxes, cut Medicare and ration health care. Try as Obama and Democrats may to misrepresent what Obamacare will do, the people do not trust or believe Democrat spin. As Obama’s poll numbers sink, less and less Dems are willing to walk the plank for him. Do so, and you do at your own peril.

Fueling discontent with the bill, the poll shows, is the growing belief by Nevadans that Obama’s reform package will raise taxes, result in rationing of health care, and cause major cuts to Medicare programs.

A recent LV Journal Review December poll shows that Harry Reid trails both Republican challengers, Tarkanian and Lowden, 48%-42% and 51%-41%, respectively.

Is it any wonder as well why Barack Obama finds his poll numbers sinking below the 50% mark in every poll? This President demanded that there be transparency, yet his White House and dealings with his partisan Congress have been nothing short of Nixonian. Every time we turn around this WH is having a closed door meeting.

How much transparency does any believe there will be when Obama runs to the Seante to herd the Democrat controlled Senate to his Obamacare bill? Can you say none! Honestly what could Obama really promise to the moderate Senators who oppose Obamacare? Really, you will not lose the next election like Harry Reid is about to, I promise. Really, my poll numbers that are now below 50% are not a direct reflection upon this terrible piece of legislation that no one wants. Really, you must back this health care bill or you will embarrass me politically. Because after all, it is all about “ME” … The Obamamessiah.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Harry Reid Senate Troubles: Support for Obamacare Below 40% in Nevada”

    1. Jayne (on the left coast) on December 6th, 2009 1:19 pm

      What happened to the most “transparent WH evah” ? The Dems will throw themselves on the sword for Deathcare. Pass the bill at their own peril. Nov. 2010 should be quite a bloodbath.

    2. Greg the Mongoose on December 6th, 2009 5:13 pm

      Obama and Reid have finished off their careers.

    3. rightknight on December 6th, 2009 6:39 pm

      Ending of the Demon Cratic Reign will be signaled
      by attempts to or ramming thru of King Care! Wonder
      if We the People understand that GovCare funnels
      all life and death decisions up to the occupant of the
      oval office as opposed to leaving it up to our very own
      doctors. Too much power to concentrate on a political
      administration. Where in our Constitution is this Govt.
      takeover permitted……NO WHERE!

    4. Supercool Nickname on December 7th, 2009 4:13 pm

      I’ll note the fact that I don’t believe this health care reform is coming about the right way. Its true. The counter argument? Its that of even moderate intelligence can recognize that we have an extraoridnarily EXPENSIVE and BROKEN health care system right now. It is one of the biggest drains on our national economy.

      To put it in capitalistic terms: We pay more money than any other nation for health care, yet get about 3 times less out of it. We put about 14,000 honest hard working americans into BANKRUPTCY each month, because they become sick. To put it in ethical terms: No other civilized country would turn their citizens away for being sick, let alone force them into bankruptcy.

      So be careful what you wish for, one bad case of cancer in the family and you may find yourself the next in line to go bankrupt.

      Be a patriot. Support your fellow american and do good by your own family too. If you are like me, and dont agree with the direction that health care reform is going, then just call your elected leaders and be involved – because complaining open endedly does not serve any purpose to opposers or proponents of the current reform proposals. Its just the lazy man’s way out.

      Need some fire under your toes? Look at how dispicable the USA is ranked in healthcare. Then tell me we dont need change. This is put together by an intenatational non-governmental organization called the World Health Organization. (Hooray! We come right before… Slovenia? wow…)

    5. Backwater Rightwing on December 7th, 2009 5:14 pm

      Hey, lets all grab our guns and jump around in circles yelling “YeeHaw!”

      1) Almost all democrats were elected by individuals with full understanding that health-care reform was a running platform. MOST people _LIKE_ the health-care change, thats why so many dems are in office. (ahh, it just hit you didnt it)

      2) A sample of 625 people is TINY… yes, even for Nevada. How can you base information off this?
      I know a fun game, lets play “Find a reputable company to put these polls together so maybe we can get some unbiased information.” Sound fun?

      3) Walk the plank? “Obomessiah?” Wow, talk about spin, you must be a doctor.

      4) Really, it appears Nixonian? As in disgraced Republican former-president Nixon? hm…

      Pull your head out of the deep end, fool.

      The writer of this piece is clearly unable to seperate blind emotion from logic. “Obamamessiah”… “Demon Cratic Reign”… I halfway think some of the “comments” are posted by the writer himself as he suptidly smiles and pats himself on the back. Smile hard, big guy. Hopefully you at least have some good looks to lean back on, cause the cows have made a muddy mess out of the once green pasture the lord gave you upstairs.
      SM: Here is a newsflash to the ignorant liberal LEFT.

      People could have wanted a change in health care and they may still do. IDIOTS ON THE LEFT … AMERICA DOES NOT WANT THIS CHNAGE. THEY DO NOT WANT OBAMACARE!!!


      Just the nimrods on the LEFT want socialized medicine.

      AMERICAN’s want tort reform. Americans want to be able to purchase healthcare across state lines.

      Americans do not want Obamacare and ever poll shows that and every Democrat is suffering in awing states because of it.

      So to say that Americans were aware is BS.

      If you think that is the case, if the election was to be held tomorrow, Obama would lose in a landslide, now that every one knows that he is nothing more than a socialist.

      People elected him because they thought it would be cool to be a part of history. Now people just know that their jobs, mortgages, homes and liberties are history.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on December 7th, 2009 5:42 pm

      Yes, we could get a lot more our of our health care system for our citizens if we got tort reform and managed to get rid of all the ambulance chasing lawyers that create nothing but costs.
      This argument that poor people don’t get health care is insanity. Of course they get care by going to the hospital emergency room and then not paying the bill. This puts the burden on those that do have insurance and will pay their bill by making all the services have to be priced higher to take care of the deadbeats or the hospital is forced into bankruptcy. This includes about 20 million illeagle immigrants.

    7. Supercool Nickname on December 7th, 2009 7:50 pm

      I agree, grandpa. Small things in the healthcare system can have large impacts. Although tort reform represents only 1% or less of total national health care costs, it is an important issue to address.

      The argument that poor people dont get health care is indeed flawed. Which is why the argument that under the new plan “rich people will pay for poor people” is also a flawed argument. Quite frankly, to the middle class and rich people out there, you already pay for the lowly in our society. WE pay more than “socialized” societies actually. This is because of the age old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By not allowing poor people into hospitals until they are visibly falling apart, we end up paying way more than a simple medicine or treatement costs, and end up with the whole expensive problem needing fixing.

      If you ask yourself “why should i care” or “who will this help” just remember – just as one single example – cancer hits many a family, and it can costs millions of dollars to overcome. Many people lose their wives or children, wives and children that could go back to perfectly healthy normal lives, if only the man of the house could afford that one treatment. But the price tag is usually HUGE, and theres no government sponsor to help him out. This is the “de-facto” death panel we have now, because government says “sorry, we dont give money for things like cancer treatment to save your wife’s life.”

      Again, I dont like the current overhaul proposals, but IMO we do need some sort of universal coverage, American patriots deserve it.

      Please, if you feel strongly about this issue (whether for it, against it, or like me – for universal coverage but in a more intelligent way) then call your elected reps and tell them how you feel. WE THE PEOPLE are the voice, but only if we speak up. (and not to the birds, but to our elected officials, let them know we run the country, not them.)

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