Rasmussen Reports wraps up the week's poll results

Every week, Rasmussen Reports posts a comprehensive and extremely useful summary of the week's most important survey results on major national issues, officials, and political campaigns.

Here's the top of this week's report, noting that President Obama's “game-changer” address to a joint session of Congress on health care reform produced a modest and quite temporary popularity bounce, followed by a return to majority opposition to Obamacare:

 

“Actions have consequences, politically speaking. Just check the first set of Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 surveys.
 
“First, it looked like the controversial health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats had turned the corner after the president’s nationally televised speech to Congress. But following a modest bounce of support, opposition to the plan has now risen to a new high, with 56% of voters against it. A similar bounce in Obama’s approval ratings in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll also has vanished.
 
“Overall, despite Presidential speeches and news conferences, town hall protests, and more, public opinion of the President’s health care plan has stayed pretty much the same since July. A modest majority opposes the plan and those who are Strongly Opposed greatly outnumber those who Strongly Favor the effort.
 
“Part of the president’s problem is that he has so far been unsuccessful in winning over those who already have health insurance. Instead, 53% say the plan will force them to change their coverage.”
 
Go here for the rest of this valuable report.  

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