Americans overwhelmingly oppose shutting down government to stop Obamacare, according to a new poll on Tuesday, with Republicans in Congress getting their lowest approval marks to date. Americans were against a government shutdown as a way to stop the president’s health care law from taking effect 72 percent to 22 percent in a Quinnipiac poll. The more than three-to-one ratio was despite a near even split on Obamacare itself, with 45 percent support to 47 percent opposition. Republicans in Congress also got record-low marks in the poll. Just 17 percent of Americans approved of the job GOP lawmakers were doing,
If this poll is accurate it just shows how ignorant the lofos are. The congress asked the senate for two things, make congress to take its own medicine, I.e. Participate in Obamacare like the rest of the people. Delay the individual mandate for one year, since this law is such a mess. That´s it, but the Dems refuse. No negotiation. What asshats.
Here is the question: 38. Do you support or oppose Congress shutting down major activities of the federal government as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?
Bias? Question implies Republicans only are responsible for the shutdown.
Where was this question: Do you support or oppose shutting down the government as a way to insure Congress and members of their staff are exempt from Obamacare and receive generous taxpayer subsidies unavailable to the general public?
#4, the poll is not accurate. As #1 pointed out, it´s propaganda. I´ll bet dollars to donuts that they did not make a single call to a single person and if they did, no Republicans, conservatives or independents were on the call list.
The pollster´s credo: "Influence the dummies, do not Inform them. After all, WE decide who the president will be!"
The poll is correct. Americans had the chance to repeal Obamacare in 2012 and voted not to. The Republicans are foolish to make this shutdown about Obamacare. Make it about the deficit, about the special exemptions for members of Congress, but not about Obamacare. If Americans don´t want Obamacare, they will have the chance to say so next year at the ballot.
Correct #1. I learned this from the man on the radio every day at noon. That people put out polls in their favor and treat them as big news. Not that Politico made this poll, but the poll they´re publicizing suits their agenda. By the way, I heard that gov. employees always end up getting paid after the shutdowns are over.
The problems of the country have always been stupid voters and a corrupt media. We have dummies led by a voluntary propaganda machine. It takes something like a WWII every generation to get our attention. I think it was Harry Truman that said something like, "I fear this country can survive anything save plenty." We are seeing the softness created by decades of plenty with no major war or economic crisis requiring sacrifice at home. It will require a major shock to the country and a lot of suffering to get our attention and return to a value system that can preserve the country. Otherwise we are finished.
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#11 I´ve been saying that since Clinton was in office.
Problem is that TPTB haven´t let the natural course of things happen for a long time. They prevented a real fall as in depression in 2008 by propping up the economy with .gov goodies. Now when the fall comes we will see the hardship, and wars like no other.
Just can´t predict when that time will come. I fear that will be the Great Transformation for the U.S.
"Politico"....hmmm, weren´t they the ones who claimed a Lesbian had an affair with Herman Cain in order to get him out of the Presidential nomination race? Why would I want to read anything they publish?
If you don´t believe this poll, try this one today. Or stick your head back in the same ´polls lie´ bubble from which you emerged briefly last November, only to find Mittens lost. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The president’s job approval ratings continue to improve and now mark his best showing since mid-April.
I rarely read anything published in Politico (A TASS news affiliate), but the comments are often interesting. A few years ago In Howard County, Md, one of the liberal TASS affiliates commissioned a poll. The pollsters were fired and the results not released since they did not fit the left wing agenda. Lefties govern by polls...real leaders!
If this were true He-Wh0-Is-Eager-To-Fly-To-His-Homeland in Asia would not be meeting with Congress but would be giving a honking speech.
The scars of a childhood where the lighter skinned Indonesians felt free to diss on the darker Barry Soetoro---nevermind that his mother said it was okay because he was used to it.
The scars of a megalomaniacal not-wholly-anything boy-man. Mama Michelle might be one clue to this being true. Who is he? Certainly an anti-Christ of sorts but not the expected Bigboy--that one is said to be able to mesmerise the masses. o just resonates with only half the folks.
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