Not really, but tabloids declared this the next day after the passing of historical Romneycare and we get a steady stream of polls and election news.
For instance, Wall Street Journal has a piece on Obama’s fundraising
Republicans say that Obama’s fund-raising trips will present contrasting economic images.
Mr. Obama will be going to the Estefans’ waterside mansion (six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a separate guest house on the grounds) after holding a space summit at Cape Canaveral, where NASA workers are bracing for job losses in the face of Mr. Obama’s plans for the space agency.
For once I agree with the “R”s who are generously quoted here
“For months President Obama has been promising a ‘hard pivot’ to focus on jobs and the economy. But once again politics is trumping policy as the president heads back on the campaign trail to raise some much-needed cash for Democrats trying to weather the storm after passing government-run health care,” said Katie Wright, an RNC spokeswoman.
Most article are poll based. For instance, a surprising headline on tea party make-up from NYT/CBS poll
Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated
.Oops! Sounds like the B0b0ts vs bubbas narrative from 2008 primary. Does it mean they are now the good guys?
And just for the record, no Angry white women, sorry
The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.
18% of Americans? OK, let’s deride them some more then!
A funny quirk – seems the Ron Paul Heads got to Rasmussen.
Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%
Good for them, I say, at least he said one thing sane as of late.
On a more serious note, AP which has Obama’s numbers way above Gallup, measures a slide. Their headline is
AP-GfK Poll: Obama slips, other Dems slide, too
Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama’s doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent — like the way he’s handled health care and the economy.
We have B0botland input on this one ranging from “don’t believe it” to “they deserve it”. Some highlights
8. Looks like the dire forecasts for November may come true. Just had
staggering increases in our Health Insurance Premiums. I have never seen people so mad about anything as they are about Health Care Care reform. We had like a Tea Party gathering at our main shopping center here in Los Altos, CA (East Long Beach). I have never seen any demonstration of any kind for anything around here. I didn’t see any vicious signs or anything on a drive-by, but plenty of Replace Obama Now ones. I was too far away to see who had made the signs, which were professionally done. I decided to go to another shopping center for my Skippy.They shot themselves in the foot by forcing the Insurance Industry Profit Protection Act
down our throats. They deserve what they get.
24. Do you have your ear to the ground about doctors leaving the
profession because of HCR? I’m on my third Doctor in less than a year from old ones leaving because they weren’t making any money. They both told me this. Only 6% of medical school graduates are going into general practice now. There is a big push for nurses to become Nurse Practitioners. That would help a lot. I see NP’s regularly now. Doesn’t bother me, except their knowledge base is not real wide. Anyway, I have seen first-hand doctors leaving their professions, even though it was before HCR passed. Wondered if you had?…
And ironically, in light of Rasmussen’s latest tie between Obama and Ron Paul, most of them praise the pollster now as its numbers are better than Gallup’s.
Meanwhile Rasmussen of all polls is showing Obama’s strongest polling to date.
50% approval, 49% disapproval. First time in months that Razz is showing Obama not with a higher disapproval then approval.
Personally, I think these polls are mostly baloney anyway. His approval is clearly between 47 to 52% or so. Ap’s polls were on the higher side then the other ones.
But since the after-effects of the healthcare are prominent in the polls, here’s a good piece about the never ending surprises that keep coming from that
The predictable result: Weeks after it became law, we’re still finding out what’s in it, just like the speaker said.
Would you believe that Obamacare contains a tax increase on the sick and the old?
That in their rush to save face and pass a bill, members of Congress might have accidentally left themselves and staffers without a health plan?
That Obamacare does nothing to stop the huge premium increases that Obama pointed at to justify his bill?
I would. And it’s probably why the enthusiasm of some after the passing has melted somewhat, after figuring out they cannot sign for their free Obamacare.
Meanwhile a less quoted poll includes me in it
63 percent of those individuals who supported repealing the legislation also were in favor of Congress continuing to work on health care system reforms.
When asked how important they thought it was for Congress to work on “establishment of a public option that would give individuals a choice between government provided health insurance or private health insurance,” 67 percent of Americans rated this as an important topic to address. This finding is even more striking given the fact that 59 percent of those in favor of repealing the health care reform legislation rated the public option as important to pursue. Another surprise is that 67 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Independents also agreed that the public option was an important topic to be addressed by Congress.
So, all these people are being ignored – by everyone, really.
Now, back to waiting for the update of the tabloids site