Here is POLITICO: Barack Obama struggles to capitalize in polls
Here is Rasmussen: One Week Later, 54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill
Why can't he make the sale?
There are three reasons:
1) The process stunk. We spent weeks watching Dem leaders buying votes such as the infamous Nebraska and Louisiana deals.
2) The voters are not buying the numbers. In other words, you can't run these deficits on top of more deficits. (USA Today: "Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government's role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats.")
3) The voters do not believe that "federalizing" something will improve quality or reduce costs.
That's the story of 2010.
Yes, Pres BO and the Dem congressional leaders managed to pass a bill by 4 votes, despite a 40-seat majority.
However, the public continues to be skeptical!
P.S. It won't be easier with stories like these: Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults
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