The Democrats’ health care legislation is now polling worse than President Bush’s failed effort to reform Social Security did in 2005.
As I noted below, a new CNN poll asked, “As you may know, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would make major changes in the country’s health care system. Based on what you have read or heard about that bill, do you
generally favor it or generally oppose it?”
It found that that 61 percent of Americans oppose the Senate health care bill, compared to 36 percent who support it.
Back in May of 2005 — as the Bush Social Security reform effort began to fizzle — CNN released a poll asking, “As you may know, a proposal has been made that would allow workers to invest part of their Social Security taxes in the stock market or in bonds, while the rest of those taxes would remain in the Social Security system. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?”
It found that 52 percent opposed it, compared to 44 percent who favored it.
So, while Bush’s failed Social Security drive had a net 8 point disapproval rating according to CNN, the Senate health care bill has a net disapproval rating of 25 points.
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