Maybe it’s time for another speech! It appears that the president has fallen back to where he started on health care. According to Rasmussen Reports:
One week after President Obama’s speech to Congress, opposition to his health care reform plan has reached a new high of 55%. The latest Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll shows that just 42% now support the plan, matching the low first reached in August.
A week ago, 44% supported the proposal and 53% were opposed. Following the speech last Wednesday night intended to relaunch the health care initiative, support for the president’s effort bounced as high as 51% (see day-by-day numbers). But the new numbers suggest that support for health care reform is now about the same as it was in August.
It turns out that it is not enough to be able to give a good speech. You need good substance as well. And that the president lacks–unless you think turning medicine over to the Feds is a good idea, which most Americans obviously don’t.