Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Arlen Specter: Critics Not Representative

Arlen Specter says critics of a government take over of health care are not representative. But is that true? Let us look at the numbers.

According to the latest Gallup Poll, 49% of Americans disapprove of the President’s handling of health care reform compared to only 43% who approve.

These health care poll numbers have remained relatively stable the past three weeks, despite heated town hall meetings and other protests from conservatives against the health care legislation.
So it looks like what Arlen is seeing may in fact be representative. But it doesn't matter. What counts is his next election. People who are angry get out and vote and bring their friends.

And what do folks think about the costs of adding tens of millions to the health care rolls?
Democrats, however, have remained steadily divided as to whether health care costs will increase or decrease under the new plan. Republicans overwhelmingly believe that costs will rise.
And here is a statistic on how well people think Obama is doing his job.
According to the Gallup survey, the president’s job approval averaged 63% during his first six months in office.
A six month average? He must be doing very badly today.

What is Obama's job approval rating today?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5.
So there you have it. Lies. Damn lies. And Statistics.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of Msimon's grassroots
meets the Secret Service.

Any more of you repugnican cretins want to join him?