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I’ve written before that support for Obamacare could be 1% nationally and the Dems would still be pushing as hard as ever to pass it due to their unwavering committment to the Andrea Mitchell Principle, so the following data only means that the rhetoric from Team Obama and the union leaders who do their bidding is going to crank up a notch:
Public support for the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats has fallen to a new low as just 42% of U.S. voters now favor the plan. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s down five points from two weeks ago and down eight points from six weeks ago.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that opposition to the plan has increased to 53%, up nine points since late June.
The funny part is that Obama’s people continue to portray what is now more than half the country as a “fringe” movement — “Fringe” being defined as “anybody who disagrees with us”; and the numbers are growing by the day.
Meanwhile, the townhall meetings aren’t getting any easier on Congress. Here’s a clip from Arlen Specter getting a whuppin’ by The Mob. These things are turning into Friars Club Roasts without the jokes:
I do disagree with the man who says this to Specter: “One day God is going to stand before you and he’s going to judge you and the rest of your damn cronies up on the Hill and then you will get your just deserts.”
I’ll be surprised if God wastes the time to judge many members of Congress… He’ll just have one of his assistants point to the “down” escalator before half of Congress gets even close to the Pearly Gates.
But it’s not all a rainy day in polling land for Obama. His approval rating in Israel is up… to 7%.