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Rasmussen Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Govt Health Care

j0398097A recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds that, despite the bull being peddled by President Obama and his liberal minions on television and at town halls across America, the American people get it:

Thirty-two percent (32%) of voters nationwide favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% are opposed to a single-payer plan.

Fifty-two percent (52%) believe such a system would lead to a lower quality of care while 13% believe care would improve.

The “mainstream” media no longer have a monopoly on information in this country like they did up until 15-20 years ago.  With the advent of talk radio, the internet, the “new media” and Fox News, people finally have means of getting information without the liberal filter applied by ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, AP, et al.

Make no mistake: there are still significant numbers of Americans out there still hypnotized by the aforementioned propaganda sources.  In rural areas, people often have no choice but to rely on these statist conduits of distortion.  Others are so far in an intellectual coma, they may never reach consciousness no matter how many alternatives are available.

But numbers like these are heartening.  Simple common sense tells you that government health care is a bad idea (big government programs almost never work, always waste huge amounts of money, and rob us of our freedom). History and experience tells us socialism never works, anywhere it’s tried–even when it’s tried here in America.  And thanks to the internet and the New Media, people can go online and read for themselves all the bad stuff in HR 3200, hear what Obama has said about his love for socialized medicine–and see that their president is lying through his teeth to them.

You socialists in congress should face the writing on the wall.  The American people aren’t buying your pap.  If you go back to Washington D.C. after the August recess and continue pushing this un-American, unconstitutional assault on our freedom, you’d better start packing your bags before the next election.


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9 Responses to “Rasmussen Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Govt Health Care”

  1. The Rasmussen polls have always been on the conservative end of the spectrun, both in their polling samples and the way they ask their questions. So I can see why you like these results because they agree with your opinion. And I'm sure it does represent an accurate portrait of conservatives. But what about the normal Americans that are not reflected in this poll?

    Also, there is no single payer plan in any of the current health care proposals in Congress. I'd love it if they did include single payer plans because I believe that would be the best for this country. But the closest they get is a public option, which is not single payer.

  2. You mean they have a conservative flavor because they're not push polling, i.e. “In order to punish the evil, profit-hungry greedy insurance companies and to provide the health care that so many desperate, needy American families are hurting for…do you support…” I thought so. That's how CNN et al like to ask polling questions.

    If you'd bothered, you could see both the methodology (This national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports August 7-8, 2009.) and the questions (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/…) Rasmussen asked. Real conservative, huh?

    Haven't you been listening to your Obamessiah? The current plan for government to take over health care is only a step on the road to single payer monolithic government health care.

    Just a couple of problems for people who care the slightest thing about what's right: (1) for Christians, it's unbiblical (it involves stealing from one American to give to another American, and is contrary to God's instructions on meeting the needs of those who are unable to do so for themselves, and also undermines the standards of personal responsibility God mandates); (2) it's unconstitutional–there is no authority for this despotism.

  3. Haggs, I'm flying out to LA this weekend. Would you like me to bring you back a case or two of Leninaid??

  4. Rasmussen polls have always been bias. Scott Rasmussen is the founder and President of Rasmussen Reports. Scott Rasmussen Inc received $95,500 from the Republican National Committee and $45,500 from the George W. Bush presidential campaign as a campaign consultant in 2003-4, before the 2004 presidential election.

  5. Eight of 10 Americans say they favor a public health insurance option according to AARP poll.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/26/AARP-pol

  6. I think that poll was of AARP leadership members, not AARP members. Based on what I've heard from AARP members (http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/08/seniors-off-…) , they want to avoid it like the black plague.

  7. Eight of 10 Americans say they favor a public health insurance option according to AARP poll.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/26/AARP-pol

  8. I think that poll was of AARP leadership members, not AARP members. Based on what I've heard from AARP members (http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/08/seniors-off-…) , they want to avoid it like the black plague.