Wednesday, September 02, 2009

CNN Poll: 55 Percent Favor Public Option

The latest CNN poll shows 55 percent support for the public option. Approval for the public option is two points higher than a CNN poll on President Obama's approval rating.

Majorities now disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, health care policy, taxes, the federal deficit, and Medicare. He still gets majority support for his handling of foreign affairs, race relations, terrorism, and Afghanistan.

Two major reasons for why Obama is polling better on foreign policy than domestic matters. Obama's foreign policy team of Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, George Mitchell, James Jones, Richard Holbrooke and Susan Rice are amazingly competent people. The people selling Obama's health care proposal are Rahm Emanuel, Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod. Would you have those three men handle Pakistan? Obama's threee close advisors are so concerned with protecting the President that Obama has become too cautious. Obama bears much of the blame, as well.

Obama has no heavyweight to sell health care. Obama's neoliberal tendencies will not allow him to have the progressive Howard Dean near the White House. Tom Daschle was a hysterical bust. Kathleen Sebelius is to boring to sell the message. The White House has no one but Obama. The President's handlers fear having him commit to the public option. Fear is a horrible way to make policy.

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At September 03, 2009 12:28 AM , Anonymous steven boss said...

Leave Obama Alone..


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