This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
White House Spinners Lie About Health Reform Polls
On all the talk shows this morning the White House spinners kept saying a recent poll reveals the gap against the health reform bill is closing. They lie. Have any of you readers seen such a poll?(Particularly driving us crazy out here is with all the evidence against them they have the cajones to proclaim: “The American people want this.” Those guys should have to pay for the TV sets that get smashed.)
The Real Clear Politics Average which averages all the polls performed during 2/13 - 3/8 finds 41.3 Support, and 48. Against/Oppose, a +7.6 spread. (Some polls during the year had as much as a 20 point spread Against) The last time there were several simultaneous polls finding more in favor than against was in early September of last year. Ever since, the polls have shown consistent rejection of this bill.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 42% favor the plan while 53% are opposed. More significant is that these figures include just 20% who Strongly Favor the plan and 41% who are Strongly Opposed.
Although polling data is not complete, out in those conservative states where Republicans won in the past but went Democrat on Obama’s coat tail, some estimates of those now in opposition are as high as 70% opposed. Those are the representatives who are being asked to fall on their swords to save their dear leader's derriere.