Republican Leader John Boehner and other Republican talking heads are sticking to their party's talking point that most Americans oppose Democratic sponsored health care reform. What most Americans opposed, until its passage, was the Senate Bill that went before the House of Representatives. The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll , released yesterday, but conducted before the House voted Sunday night, reveals again what most polling did all along, a majority opposed the bill then before the House, 59% to 39 %, but that a majority of Americans, 52%, supported the Democrats or wished the health bill then under consideration was more liberal, while 43% believe it is too liberal. I was among the 13%.
As CNN summed up the results of its own poll, the health care issue "will not necessarily be a boon to Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections in Congress. Roughly one in five of respondents who said they opposed the bill did so because it was not liberal enough, and those people are unlikely to vote Republican. Take them out of the picture and opposition to the bill because it is too liberal is 43 percent. 'The Democrats have another advantage - most Americans also trust Barack Obama more than the GOP on health care,' said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director. 'That gives the president an opportunity - and seven months - to make the affirmative case for the health care bill.' " (CNN)
Republicans and right-wingers who are hoping that the passage of Health care reform will bring disaster to the Democrats in November are breathing the hot air from their own spin.