CBS Poll: 62 percent of Americans say ‘keep fighting’ Obamacare 

The White House was reportedly very happy about a Gallup poll earlier today showing a plurality of support for their health care legislation, which did not poll well prior to its passage. Well, they might want to temper the enthusiasm at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue after looking at this CBS poll:

A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.

The Senate version of the legislation was passed by the House Sunday night, and President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. The House also passed a separate reconciliation bill, which cannot be filibustered, that is now being debated in the Senate. That bill would make changes to the bill already signed into law.

Senate Republicans are now challenging whether the bill is truly a budget reconciliation bill (which is what makes it filibuster-proof) and inserting amendments designed to slow down passage. Republican attorneys general are also planning to challenge the constitutionality of the law.

The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.

Four in ten Democrats?! No doubt their will be lots of polls on the topic to come, but it’s safe to say that one Gallup poll should hardly reassure the White House.

(h/t Hot Air)



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