According to Rasmussen Reports, the percentage of people who favor repeal of the national health care plan is at its highest point ever, 63% in favor of repeal. The report states that the highest previous polling results were at 54-58 percent. Further, the report indicates that 46% “Strongly Favor” a repeal, while only 25% “Strongly Oppose” repealing it. But is that the full story?
The survey was performed by phoning 1000 “Likely Voters” last Saturday and Sunday. The calls were automated, and placed between 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday, and between 1 pm and 9 pm on Sunday. “For political surveys, census bureau data provides a starting point and a series of screening questions are used to determine likely voters. The questions involve voting history, interest in the current campaign, and likely voting intentions.” One could question if this survey is a truly representative sample of the population at large.
Rasmussen goes on to confuse the answer by stating that “the Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan… 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for the country.” So which is it? WHY is it that the “Political Class” directly contradicts the study results? How can they claim a “95% level of confidence” when their findings are so directly opposed by this named “Political Class” shows 77 percent of the people are actually in favor of the bill, feel it will be good for the country?
Here’s another tidbit from the survey: “Male voters remain more critical of the health care plan than female voters.” That may be the most accurate and reliable result of the study.