Bad Option

Liberals pushing ObamaCare love touting how popular the Public Option is. And it's true, the Public Option polls well, holding an 11 point lead in a recent survey from CNN.
"Now thinking specifically about the health insurance plans available to most Americans, would you favor or oppose creating a public health insurance option administered by the federal government that would compete with plans offered by private health insurance companies?"
Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %
10/30 - 11/1/09 55 44 1
10/16-18/09 61 38 1
8/28-31/09 55 41 4

 

Democrats fail to mention, however, that while the Public Option is popular, health care reform is not. Americans are against ObamaCare! So, if the will of the people is so important to liberals, they should quit pushing their reform package. Here's Gallup's take on the collapse of support for ObamaCare.
For Against No Opinion
% % %
11/5-8/09 29 38 33
10/1-4/09 40 36 25

 

While those against reform has only gone up a couple of points, a quarter of its support has evaporated over the past month!
Pew Research is showing a similar lack of support for health reform, but their trends indicate it's always been unpopular.
"As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress?"
Generally Favor Generally Oppose Unsure
% % %
10/28 - 11/8/09 38 47 15
9/30 - 10/4/09 34 47 19
9/10-15/09 42 44 14
8/20-27/09 39 46 15
7/22-26/09 38 44 18

 

And check out the plummeting support for Obama's handling of the health care issue since March from CNN.
"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care policy?"
Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
10/30 - 11/1/09 42 57 2
9/11-13/09 51 47 2
8/28-31/09 44 53 3
3/12-15/09 57 41 2

 

Here's one more curve ball for liberals. While Americans like the Public Option, they like the alternative that Dems hate, a co-op proposal that was being talked about a few weeks back.
"Do you favor or oppose the following? . . . Legislation to permit the creation of insurance co-operatives NOT run by the government."
10/29 - 11/1/09 57 35 8
8/27-31/09 54 36 10
Are members of congress scared to death over voting for health reform? Consider this:
Republican candidates have stretched their lead over Democrats to six points in the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Republicans have held the lead for over four months now.
Remember way back when, a year ago, when Independents voted against John McCain?
Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 43% to 20%.
Barack Obama is destroying his presidency for the little old Public Option. Kinda makes you wonder why it's so important to them, doesn't it?