In a few hours, it’s quite likely that the House of Representatives will approve ObamaCare despite the fact that most Americans oppose it:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a House of Representatives vote today on the health care reform plan proposed by the President Obama and congressional Democrats. Yet while in Congress there has been months of posturing and shifting of political tactics, voter attitudes have remained constant: A majority oppose the plan being considered by the legislators.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll, taken Friday and Saturday nights, shows that 41% of likely voters favor the health care plan. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed. These figures have barely budged in recent months.
Another finding that has remained constant is that the intensity is stronger among those who oppose the plan. The latest findings include 26% who Strongly Favor the plan and 45% who Strongly Oppose it.
The partisan divide remains constant as well. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democrats favor the plan, while 87% of Republicans are opposed. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 34% are in favor, and 59% are opposed.
Still, 50% of all voters say they’re less likely to vote this November to reelect a member of Congress who votes for the health care plan.
And it’s not just the Rasmussen poll that shows this…
This may be the first time in history that such a sweeping piece of legislation, with so little public support, is made a law.
What will the political consequences be ?
Only time will tell.
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