A Bounce, But Is It Enough?

The Rasmussen Survey finds that President Obama’s televised speech has given a boost to the Democrats’ health care plan (whatever it is). A plurality, however, still opposes the plan. This chart shows how support among voters has shifted over the summer:
On balance, these data don’t seem particularly favorable for supporters of government medicine. The balance of intensity still weighs heavily against the plan, as 39 percent are strongly opposed while only 31 percent are strongly in favor. The gains recorded by Rasmussen have come entirely among Democrats; Republicans and independents remain strongly opposed.
Michael Ramirez reminds us of one of the basic reasons why it would be folly to enact government health care; click to enlarge: