Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wow, 1/3 of democrats might not vote next year..

News at 11...

WOW, WOW, WOW.....

Or as, Wow Wow Wubbzy says, WOW WOW everyone...

Recent Poll, found here:


This is striking: A new national poll finds that fully one third of Democratic voters say that they’re “less likely” to vote in 2010 if Congress doesn’t pass a public option, underscoring the possibility that dropping the provision seriously risks dampening the Dem base’s enthusiasm.

I was sent an advance look at these numbers by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America, which commissioned the poll from the nonpartisan Research 2000 and will release the results later this morning. The poll asks:

If Congress does not pass a public option as part of health care reform, will that make you more likely or less likely to vote in the 2010 general election, or no effect?

Among Dems, 33% say it would make them less likely, while less than one fourth that amount, 7%, say it would make them more likely. Sixty percent say it would have no effect.

Among independent voters, 21% say it would make them less likely, and 13% say it would make them more likely, with 66% saying it would have no effect, suggesting that passing a public option would have a marginal impact among indys.

The poll also suggests that 81% of voters want to see Lieberman crucified....or at least punished.

1 comment:

Susan petry said...

Feingold said it best: "the president got the bill he wanted"-no public option, no medicare buy in, no bonus caps, no price caps, no mandated medical loss ratio- just a big sloppy wet kiss to the healthcare profiteers. BUT a mandate to buy the product.

I'm with Howard Dean on this one. just kill the cill.