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:
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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