53 percent either support Obamacare or say it’s not liberal enough, majority want John Boehner replaced

October 21, 2013

A couple of new polls are out which means it’s a very bad day for the GOP.  In one poll though, aside from a strong dislike for House Speaker John Boehner and Congressional Republicans, the problem with Obamacare is that it’s not liberal enough. I’ll just go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps if Republicans want to save their party, which is in its death throes (yay), then they should work with the president — which is an entirely new concept for them — to make Obamacare  the best it can be.

We’ll even name it Romneycare if it makes Republicans happy but we’ll be pointing and laughing when we do.












We’ll start with the new CNN/ORC International survey which indicates that more than six in 10 Americans say that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be replaced.

A few excerpts to savor via CNN:

“According to the poll, just more than four in 10 say they favor the law, with 56% opposed to it. But of those opposed, 38% say they are against the law because they think it’s too liberal and 12% say it’s not liberal enough. That means that 53% either support Obamacare, or say it’s not liberal enough.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” Boehner said at the end of the shutdown. And while he received a standing ovation at a closed gathering of House Republicans as the crisis came to a close, he may not see anything to applaud in the new poll.

“John Boehner fares just as badly as the GOP,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Sixty-three percent of all Americans think that Boehner should be replaced as Speaker of the House, a view shared by roughly half of all Republicans.”

The survey indicates that the approval rating for Congress remains near an all-time low. Only 12% of those questioned say they approve of the job Congress is doing, just two points higher than the historic low in CNN polling. And 86% give federal lawmakers a thumbs-down, also near the all-time high.

(emphasis mine)

It gets better. Or worse, depending on your party affiliation.

The Huffington Post reports:

 A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown.

The survey, conducted by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling and funded by MoveOn.org, is the third in a series of polls that indicate Democrats have a shot at taking back the House of Representatives in the 2014 election cycle.

The results of the latest survey show that incumbent Republicans in 15 of the 25 districts polled trail generic Democratic candidates. When combined with the results of the previous surveys, the polls show that generic Democratic candidates lead in 37 of 61 GOP-held districts.

When voters were informed their Republican candidate supported the government shutdown, 11 more districts flipped and one race became a tie.

Democrats in the House only need to see a net increase of 17 seats in order to take back the majority. This poll indicates that Democrats could see an increase of as many as 49 seats.

The poll conducted by Public Policy Polling is the latest in indicating the possibility of taking back the House and that is the of the utmost importance.

Prepare for the inevitable ‘it’s skewed’ claims from the right.

So, let’s get together and sweep the House. For any of our readers who have a Twitter account, leave your handles in the comments. We should all be following each other. Let’s get to work and clean out the House. There is no activism like Progressive activism.

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  • mfbinc

    anti-republican? how about becoming anti-party? both sides are thieves and have destroyed our economy. anyone who thinks in terms of right or left are antiquated fools…..at the highest level they only care about special interests and the 1% …wake the hell up fools…..

    • mea_mark

      If the organization for all those people that wish to not belong to an organization would get more organized and do something, like put some candidates out there to vote on that have a reasonable chance of winning, more people would support that kind of movement. Until then, we have what we have and it is best to make the most of it. Lets try and point at least one of the parties in the direction that is best for all, if not both.

      • mfbinc

        what you seek is impossible…..when you get to the highest levels of govt you have to go along to get along……a democratic rep in the dist where i live told me that tongue lashing he received from one of the democratic leader in his state because he refused to have his meal paid for by a rep of a large corp. and because when it came time to turn in his receipts to get reimbursed, he only put in for the actual amount and not the full amount allowed like “everyone else does”. they’re corrupt from the inside out and they both pull wool over everyone’s eyes trying to make it seem like what they do is for the interests of the people and the country but it’s only for their own interests and those that put money in their pockets “legally”….wake up people

  • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

    On my way!

    • BanditBasheert

      it’s 85 during the day and in the 50′s at night … bright sunshine every day and 0% humidity

  • Cosmic_Surfer

    The CNN article noted first is from the CNN/ORC Poll – it is not PPP. Reading comprehension…

    Here are the stats…again

    14. As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country’s health care system became law
    in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or
    generally oppose it?

    15. (IF OPPOSE) Do you oppose that legislation because you think its approach toward health care is
    too liberal, or because you think it is not liberal enough?

    Favor (from Question 14) 41%
    Oppose, too liberal 38%
    Oppose, not liberal enough 12%
    No opinion 9%

    As far as PPP – it is very accurate, regardless of who pays for it…

    As far as Republicans understanding “liberals” are out messaging…Geez and you aren’t?
    FOX does not exist, right? Or Heritage or FreedomWorks or TPN?
    Nor does CNN exist, right?(FOX Lite) The first poll is their’s

    • BanditBasheert

      Thanks for pointing out that messaging does happen on both sides. Although we don’t really have our own personal propaganda machine like Faux News – similar to what was in Germany in the late 1930′s chugging out propaganda to the German citizens.

    • Hank

      I didn’t mean “out messaging” as in “out of the office”. I meant “out messaging” as in putting out their message more consistently. More effectively. And the organizations you mention aside, on a VASTLY wider basis.

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