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US: National Survey (Economist 4/3-6)

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Economist / YouGov
4/3-6/10; 1,000 adults, 3.55 margin of error
714 registered voters (generic ballot question only)
Mode: Internet
(Economist release)

National

Overall, given what you know about them, do you support or oppose the changes to the health care system recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama?
49% Support, 51% Oppose (chart)

Obama Job Approval
46% Approve, 47% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 84 / 14 (chart)
Reps: 6 / 92 (chart)
Inds: 43 / 52 (chart)
Economy: 40 / 52 (chart)
Health care: 45 / 49 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
15% Approve, 64% Disapprove (chart)

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot (chart)
Registered voters: 47% Democrat, 44% Republican
All adults: 44% Democrat, 39% Republican

State of the Country
36% Right Direction, 52% Wrong Track (chart)

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Oh C'mon. Give congress a bit more credit than that. You would think after the health care victory, left of ctr voters would give a little more credit.

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Farleftandproud:

Besides, I can't say I am impressed with congress either, but can't more people from the ctr left and left, appreciate the fact we don't have tyrants like Tom Delay, Armey Dick and Dick Cheney making 70 percent of the decisions in this country? Lets simply have them back for three weeks for the hell of it, and put this congress back in charge. You'll see this congress's approval go up.

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Farleftandproud:

It would make for a great reality show, or be more like a bad dream.

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Farleftandproud:

This poll is such crap, but I am sure liberals like it for favoring Dems in the generic, but conservatives love it because it makes Obama look like he is more unpopular than even Rasmussen.

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Aaron_in_TX:

Damn these internet polls.

Although again, 46/47 seems reasonable.

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Xenobion:

Well if we can tell anything... people who use the internet like health care a bit more than those that don't.

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Aaron_in_TX:

The independents, not the republicans.

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Farleftandproud:

Hopefully people will start realizing that a party that has done little to denounce domestic terrorists, threats on the lives of elected officials, break ins, damage, spitting at a elected official because of his race, will start bothering people enough to realize, if they really want politicians that get support from these people to be back in power. It is pretty scary.

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GARY WAGNER:

Why is this pollster always consistently reporting support for heathcare at least 10 points higher than the curve? The other numbers seem fairly reasonably but this is always the worst poll about healthcare approval.

The composit average on pollster.com right now is 42.6%. If you remove this meaningless polls, support drops to 39.6%. A 3% diffference becaue of one ridiculous outlier? I think I heard that pollster.com is forced to include this poll because it is owned by the parent company, but come on - this is stupid.

Then you have 2 other healthcare polls that are obviously manipulated to show support higher than in is. When you remove Washington Post (oh they aren't a liberal promoter, are they), the support level goes down to 38.3%. Another 1.3% drop by removing one more manipulated poll number.

Then you have USA/Today. If you look at their track record, gallup always rates liberals better then USA Today comissions the poll. Isn't that suspicious to anyone? Shouldn't gallup polls have the same house effect no matter who commissions it? How does USA Today get better liberal numbers from them?

When you remove the fake USA Today poll, support drops down to 36.6%. Again - one single poll falsely manipulating the number up by 1.7% These three phony poll numbers change the composite from 42.6 - which looks like things are getting better to 36.6 - which shows that support is dropping.

Three polls - all proven to be manipulated toward liberals should not be allowed this much influence over the composite numbers.

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BH:

"Oh C'mon. Give congress a bit more credit than that."

It's come to this... FLP is now arguing with every poll result he doesn't like.

Seven months until election day FLP, that's an eternity in political terms.

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