Second Opinion

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that 7% of Americans think that Health Care is the most important issue facing the country today. 44% said they approve of the President's handling of the issue, with 33% unimpressed. Clearly, they weren't asking the right question. So, on Saturday, the Times gave it another try.
Americans strongly support fundamental changes to the healthcare system and a move to create a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll published on Saturday.
Ahhh, that's better.
Seventy-two percent of those questioned said they backed a government-administered insurance plan similar to Medicare for those under 65 that would compete for customers with the private sector. Twenty percent said they were opposed.
The Times results seem adamant, but others get different results - which is why it's always good to get a second opinion. Rasmussen framed the questions a bit differently in its poll.
Forty-six percent (46%) believe the Obama administration should move ahead with health care reform, while 45% say it should wait until the economy improves, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Democrats in Washington know they're in a race. They've got to get expensive measures like health care reform passed before voters realize just how much money is being spent in Washington, and before the length, and depth, of the current economic downturn are realized.
Most Americans believe that increased government spending is bad for the economy. Seventy-seven percent (77%) believe the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending is a bigger problem for the country than the public’s opposition to tax hikes.
How will Americans feel if the economic recovery hasn't taken off in 6 months or a year? How about when sales of the new wind powered Acorn from Obama Motors are as hot as the Edsel? Try passing a crushing new socialist plan then! As it meets the hard winds of reality, the good ship Hope & Change is already starting to show the strain.
The percentage of people in a Pew Research Center poll out today who expressed approval for the way Obama is handling the economy slipped to 52 percent from 60 percent in April.
And since he's spending like no leader in world history, it is fast becoming Obama's deficit.
Recent NBC/Wall Street Journal and CBS/New York Times polls showed that nearly six in 10 people said the Obama administration is not doing enough to reduce the deficit. The Pew poll showed about the same percentage disapprove of the government's spending billions to keep General Motors and Chrysler in business.
Americans don't realize the degree to which newspapers like the Times, protected by the vail of tweed and elbow patches, engage in hard-nosed advocacy journalism. Saturday's poll, and the story that reveals it, is about fighting for the socialist agenda, as is most of what the Times puts out.