New poll shows voters ignoring Dem message on town halls

The Democrats have tried to portray the activists who are attending congressional town halls on health care reform as racists, Nazis, un-American, or worse. This point has been hammered home at every opportunity and the liberals have been assisted by a media that largely agrees with them.

But something funny happened on the way to passing health care reform; the American people aren't buying what the Dems are selling and instead, sympathize with the protestors.

Allahpundit's tongue in cheek analysis also brings the truth to bear on the subject:

Either indies have suddenly developed a taste for Nazi mobs of political terrorists or the Democrats' message war on ObamaCare opponents is a rather epic fail.

Given the left's monopoly on wisdom and virtue, I must reluctantly conclude it's the former. When did independents start hating America?

Susan Page of USA Today has some of the internals of the poll:

In a survey of 1,000 adults taken Tuesday, 34% say the sometimes heated protests at sessions held by members of Congress have made them more sympathetic to the protesters' views; 21% say they are less sympathetic.

Independents by 2-1, 35%-16%, say they are more sympathetic to the protesters now.

The findings are bad news for President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders, who have scrambled to respond to town halls marked by aggressive questions and noisy demonstrations by those opposed to plans to overhaul the health care system...

There's some tolerance for noisy disputes at town hall meetings. By 51%-41%, those surveyed say individuals making "angry attacks" on a health care bill reflected "democracy in action" rather than "abuse of democracy." However, by 59%-33% they say "shouting down supporters" of a health care bill was an abuse of democracy.

So far, the American people get it. This is probably because the more they see of Obamacare, the less they like it.

And it appears from the continuing outrage expressed at town halls - regardless of what steps Democratic Congressmen are taking to keep protestors out - that even to the dense headed dimwits in the House and Senate, the views being expressed by ordinary Americans are real and heartfelt.

It's a long way to go till September.






The Democrats have tried to portray the activists who are attending congressional town halls on health care reform as racists, Nazis, un-American, or worse. This point has been hammered home at every opportunity and the liberals have been assisted by a media that largely agrees with them.

But something funny happened on the way to passing health care reform; the American people aren't buying what the Dems are selling and instead, sympathize with the protestors.

Allahpundit's tongue in cheek analysis also brings the truth to bear on the subject:

Either indies have suddenly developed a taste for Nazi mobs of political terrorists or the Democrats' message war on ObamaCare opponents is a rather epic fail.

Given the left's monopoly on wisdom and virtue, I must reluctantly conclude it's the former. When did independents start hating America?

Susan Page of USA Today has some of the internals of the poll:

In a survey of 1,000 adults taken Tuesday, 34% say the sometimes heated protests at sessions held by members of Congress have made them more sympathetic to the protesters' views; 21% say they are less sympathetic.

Independents by 2-1, 35%-16%, say they are more sympathetic to the protesters now.

The findings are bad news for President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders, who have scrambled to respond to town halls marked by aggressive questions and noisy demonstrations by those opposed to plans to overhaul the health care system...

There's some tolerance for noisy disputes at town hall meetings. By 51%-41%, those surveyed say individuals making "angry attacks" on a health care bill reflected "democracy in action" rather than "abuse of democracy." However, by 59%-33% they say "shouting down supporters" of a health care bill was an abuse of democracy.

So far, the American people get it. This is probably because the more they see of Obamacare, the less they like it.

And it appears from the continuing outrage expressed at town halls - regardless of what steps Democratic Congressmen are taking to keep protestors out - that even to the dense headed dimwits in the House and Senate, the views being expressed by ordinary Americans are real and heartfelt.

It's a long way to go till September.