Blowback

One of my themes lately has been that the Democrats’ strategy of trying to demonize opponents of socialized medicine rather than honestly debate the merits of their proposal–whatever it is–is a political mistake. People care about health care, they don’t want their insurance taken away, and they aren’t impressed by assertions that everyone who disagrees with Barack Obama must be a racist.
Today, Scott Rasmussen reports data that confirm that analysis, under the headline “Opposition to Health Care Reform Reaches New High at 55%.”

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.

So much for the demonization strategy. This chart tells the story:
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I can understand why the Democrats chose not to talk much about the details of their plan (plans, rather), but it is reassuring to see that their strategy has been a failure.

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