Friday, March 21, 2014

Various Polls Show Trouble For Obama, Dems

  • 53% disapprove of the 2010 health care law while 41% approve of the law - virtually unchanged since last September.
  • 72% of Democrats approve of law compared with 37% of independents and just 8% of Republicans.
  • By nearly two-to-one (62%-33%) more whites disapprove than approve of the law. By contrast, 77% of blacks approve of the law, while just 18% disapprove. Hispanics are evenly divided: 47% approve of the law, while 47% disapprove.
  • Most men disapprove of the law (57%) while 39% say they approve. Women are more closely divided with 44% saying they approve and 50% saying they disapprove.
  • There is substantially more strong opposition than support for the health care law. Overall, 77% of those who disapprove say they feel this way very strongly (41% of public); 64% of approvers hold this view very strongly (26% of the public)
  • Republican Congressman Steve Daines is well ahead of interim Senator John Walsh and fellow Democrat John Bohlinger in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Montana.
  • A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Montana Voters finds that Daines leads Walsh by 14 points – 51% to 37%.
  • Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. 
  • A new survey shows about one-third of uninsured American have no plans to buy insurance -- despite the law's requirement to do so.
  • The report showed 34 percent of uninsured say they plan to stay uninsured.
  • The most common reason cited was that they consider health insurance to be too expensive. Others are simply opposed to the health care law or think they are healthy enough to go without insurance.

  • Even as most Americans report experiencing abnormal weather conditions lately, more than four in 10 say the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated in the news.
  • These sentiments are lower than the record 48% who believed this four years ago, but higher than any year before Barack Obama became president.
  • Fewer Americans now say the seriousness of global warming is generally correct; at the same time, the percentage finding the threat generally exaggerated has increased, and since 2009 has consistently been at or above 40%, a mark it never reached in the years before.

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