Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Poll: N.C. split on 'Obamacare', Obama

North Carolina's conservative Civitas Institute had an interesting flash poll released today on what they called "Obamacare". In a survey of North Carolinians, it found that about the same percentage of people - about 47 percent - strongly or somewhat favor the Democrats' plans for health care reform as those who strongly or somewhat oppose it. The strongly oppose have about a 5 percentage point edge over those who strongly favor - 40.6 percent versus 35.4 percent. The somewhat favor have about a 6 percentage point edge over the somewhat oppose - 12.2 percent versus 6.4 percent. Those with no opinion stood at 5.4 percent.

But North Carolinians in this poll were mostly pessimistic about the cost and quality result of such reform. Forty-five percent said health care quality would get worse if a plan passes, 27.3 percent said it would get better, and 20.3 percent said it would stay the same. On cost, 45.7 percent said it would go up, 20.5 percent said it would go down, and 23 percent said it would stay the same.

Town hall meetings had mixed impact: 32.7 percent said it made them more sympathetic to plans, 29.3 percent said less sympathetic, and 38.8 percent said they had no opinion.

Opinions of President Obama were split:44.3 percent approve of his performance; 46.3 percent disapprove, and 9.4 percent had no opinion.

Gov. Bev Perdue didn't fare as well: Only 29.1 percent approve while 49.6 percent disapprove; 21.3 percent had no opinion.

6 comments:

wild child said...

You didn't ask anyone I know. Strongly opposed. He would have to name after himself. How would the mainstream media react if a Republican did the same thing? Very differently.

Algernon said...

Strongly opposed; a more charming, calculatingly narcissistic Eddie Haskell resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave these days.

obamacare? puhleeeze call it what it is. SOCIALISM.

For the first time in my adult life, I am less proud of my country than I once was.....

mpg7401 said...

I wonder how that poll was constructed? I received a poll call about my choice of mayor the other night. The system expected you to choose when they told you the choice instead allowing you to choose once you had heard all the choices. BTW, the poll was constructed also with undecided, do not care additional choices and one candidate was not given til the end of all other possible choices. Should not take a high school graduate to guess which one! Oh I'm sorry, I am now in a blue county. Probably takes a college graduate to guess which one.

mike said...

Wild Child -- your comment illustrates how perfectly ignorant of the issues you and your ilk are. Only people who object to health care reform refer to it as "Obamacare". It's a name the GOP created. Idiot.

Beth said...
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Beth said...

Have you read any of the stories of real people - people with pre-existing conditions who have to pay $1,200 a MONTH for health care? Have you talked with the many people who are unemployed or under-employed who have no health insurance? I was in an accident over a year ago - my hospital care alone - 4 surgeries - 11 days in the hospital - $200,000 - I have insurance - trust me - if I hadn't had insurance I still would have had the care and guess who would have paid - you the taxpayer. If you don't think you're paying for the under or un-insured already thru high taxes, you're delusional.