It’s interesting to follow the poll data on the Democrats’ health care takeover. This chart, from Rasmussen Reports, sums it up well; it shows the percentages that favor and oppose repeal of Obamacare:
The trend is pretty obvious. Enthusiasm for repealing government health care peaked in May, and since then has declined by eight points. But that high number–63 percent–could be an outlier, and Americans still favor repeal by a hefty 55-40 margin. The Democrats’ strategy, I suppose, is to lie low and hope that voters accept government medicine as a fait accompli.
The problem is that the vast majority of voters hold opinions that will make them resistant to what the Democrats are still trying to sell:
Eighty percent (80%) now rate their own health insurance as good or excellent, up 10 points from May of last year and the highest finding to date. Only three percent (3%) rate their coverage as poor.
How can the Democrats sell their “health insurance reform” scam when 80 percent of voters are happy with their health insurance? Talk about an uphill battle! It gets worse, for the Dems:
Voters with health insurance overwhelmingly like the health insurance coverage they have, but 44% of those with insurance think the new national health care bill is likely to make them change that coverage according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-five percent (45%) don’t believe that’s likely.
The Democrats had the votes to ram Obamacare down the throats of Americans, but they know how unpopular the measure is and therefore are still trying to sell it. But the fact is that the Dems’ bill will cause many millions of Americans who are now happy with their health insurance to lose it. That brute fact will do more than any PR campaign to harden opinion against what is already a deeply unpopular program.