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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

62 Percent Of Non-Affiliated Voters Think Obamacare Bill Should Be Changed

Rasmussen headlines with "24% Say Democrats Should Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP Votes."

The devil is in the details though:

But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% believe the Democrats should change the bill to win support from "a reasonable number of Republicans." Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure what congressional Democrats should do.

Republican voters overwhelmingly think the bill should be changed, and so do 62% of those not affiliated with either major political party.

However, Democrats are more conflicted. Forty-one percent (41%) of those in the president’s party believe their legislators should pass the bill without any GOP votes, while 34% disagree and think the legislation should be changed to attract Republican support.

Most liberal voters (52%) say that Democrats should pass the legislation without the Republicans. Most moderates (55%) disagree.

We expect Republicans to usually side with Republicans and Democrats to usually side with Democrats on this issue... but the Inependents, not affiliated with any party, they are the key.

They are the people who undoubtedly have no political axe to grind and are the ones I generally watch the most often.

The numbers say it all and the question we are all left with is "Will the Democratic leaders let their hard left liberal base lead them off the cliff?"