Obama pollster: America will heart Obamacare once it's passed

Is it any wonder they've lost touch with reality in the White House? From an article by Walter Alarkon in The Hill:

President Barack Obama's pollster said the healthcare bill will win over public support once it becomes law despite polls showing Americans against the plan.The argument by Joel Benenson, Obama's lead pollster, rests on a chunk of Americans who now oppose the bill supporting it after it's passed. Benenson said that group -- which is anywhere from a tenth to a third of Americans, according surveys by CNN and Ipsos -- is skeptical of the bill because it doesn't go far enough.

"When it comes to health care and insurance, once reform passes, the tangible benefits Americans will realize will trump the fear-mongering rhetoric opponents are stoking today," Benenson wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Saturday.Republicans and other opponents of the bill say it's simpler than that. According to the Pollster.com average of all polls, 48 percent of the country oppose the healthcare bill and 44 percent support it.

The poll numbers are being wielded as evidence by both sides as they make their final cases to members of Congress, who are scheduled to begin final votes on the package late next week.

Benenson's argument was a partial response to two other Democratic pollsters who warned of a big GOP victory if healthcare passes.

Yeah sure. It could happen. No, really - pigs can fly too!

That pollster is hanging his hat on some pretty tenuous assumptions. The idea that a third of Americans don't think the bill went far enough is ludicrous - snort worthy. It may be a tenth although how many Dennis Kucinich's are there in the country?

Secondly, nobody believes the Democrats when they try to hype what this bill will do. No one thinks premiums will drop, care quality improve, or Medicare will be protected. And the pollster doesn't even bother to get into the nearly 40% of Americans who are "strongly opposed" to the bill. Where he's going to get a majority who approve of it when so many are absolutely dead set against it is a mystery.

They are fantasizing in the White House if they believe this crap.


Is it any wonder they've lost touch with reality in the White House? From an article by Walter Alarkon in The Hill:

President Barack Obama's pollster said the healthcare bill will win over public support once it becomes law despite polls showing Americans against the plan.

The argument by Joel Benenson, Obama's lead pollster, rests on a chunk of Americans who now oppose the bill supporting it after it's passed. Benenson said that group -- which is anywhere from a tenth to a third of Americans, according surveys by CNN and Ipsos -- is skeptical of the bill because it doesn't go far enough.

"When it comes to health care and insurance, once reform passes, the tangible benefits Americans will realize will trump the fear-mongering rhetoric opponents are stoking today," Benenson wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Saturday.

Republicans and other opponents of the bill say it's simpler than that. According to the Pollster.com average of all polls, 48 percent of the country oppose the healthcare bill and 44 percent support it.

The poll numbers are being wielded as evidence by both sides as they make their final cases to members of Congress, who are scheduled to begin final votes on the package late next week.

Benenson's argument was a partial response to two other Democratic pollsters who warned of a big GOP victory if healthcare passes.

Yeah sure. It could happen. No, really - pigs can fly too!

That pollster is hanging his hat on some pretty tenuous assumptions. The idea that a third of Americans don't think the bill went far enough is ludicrous - snort worthy. It may be a tenth although how many Dennis Kucinich's are there in the country?

Secondly, nobody believes the Democrats when they try to hype what this bill will do. No one thinks premiums will drop, care quality improve, or Medicare will be protected. And the pollster doesn't even bother to get into the nearly 40% of Americans who are "strongly opposed" to the bill. Where he's going to get a majority who approve of it when so many are absolutely dead set against it is a mystery.

They are fantasizing in the White House if they believe this crap.