Poll: Americans want Republicans to stop their war on Obamacare

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Smart Liberal

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Oct 8, 2013
he Republican shutdown isn't gaining them any converts. Two thirds of the American voting population still think the government needs to be funded now and Obamacare dealt with separately. That's according to a new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.
The poll shows that 65 percent think "Congress should provide the funding to keep the government operating and deal with the health care issue separately." Just 24 percent think the House "is right to fund the continuing operations of the federal government only if Obama agrees to delay or withdraw his health care plan." [...]
Among independents, 66 percent think Congress should fund the government, and 23 percent think House Republicans are right.

The overall results are similar to a pre-shutdown United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, which found 27 percent of respondents thought the government should only be funded if the health care law was delayed or stricken, and 63 percent thought Congress should approve the funding and deal with health care separately.

The public is just as opposed to any kind of deal making in the debt ceiling, whether it's a delay of Obamacare, cuts in discretionary spending, or any kind of grand bargain with Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. That suggests that the pivot that Republicans are trying to make—aware of the messaging disaster they've created for themselves with their Obamacare obsession—to deficit hysteria, isn't going to win them any support with the public.
The nation rejects hostage-taking, except for the tiny sliver of the population that votes in deep-red primaries and gives money to FreedomWorks and Heritage Action. It's the same as it's been from the beginning of this crisis, except that the self-inflicted damage Republicans are doing is getting worse every day. There's a way out of that, though. Boehner just needs to grow a spine and let the vote happen.





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Schmahl Spew

Clifton, NJ

#5 Oct 14, 2013
DeWaun wrote:
What's with you fools that can't wean off Dobumba's sh*t propaganda! I'm black but I'n NOT one of you brain dead i d i o t s! YOU are the ones he is going to destroy along with the rest of the country!! Did you ever TRY to THINK a tiny bit for yourselves? We ain't in the jungles anymore, peeps!!
There, there, the doctor will be around with your meds any minute now.





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Slim D

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 14, 2013
Schmahl Spew wrote:
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There, there, the doctor will be around with your meds any minute now.
You idiot, we all laugh at your silliness.





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Saint Paul, MN

#7 Oct 15, 2013
The heading should read:

Americans that haven't seen their 2014 health insrance bill and those now getting free healthcare want Republicans to stop their war on Obamacare.





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