Poll: Significant portion of ObamaCare opponents say it isn’t liberal enough


We get lots of arguments from readers here at Applesauce to the effect that the vast majority of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act on grounds that it goes too far in involving the government in health care.

These readers are wrong on several counts. For one thing, opposition to ObamaCare is not all that widespread. And for another, the opposition is not entirely based on the notion that ObamaCare is too liberal.

Consider THESE RESULTS from a new poll:

According to the CNN/ORC International survey, 51% of Americans say they oppose the health care law, while 43% say they favor it. It’s important to note, however, that of those who disagree with the law, only a third oppose it because it’s too liberal, while one in six oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.

The breakdown falls in line with the poll’s last results in March, when the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments over the law’s constitutionality.

The high court is expected to hand down a ruling on ObamaCare as soon as next week — and certainly by the end of the month.



  1. This is funny:) I just don’t know where to start other than to say you keep on telling yourself that a Law that was rammed into effect by late night votes, by intimidated law makers, that is over 2300 pages of which most have not still read, is now under strict scrutiny by the country’s high court and that the CBO projects will cost over 6 trillion more before it’s completely implemented is a good thing for this country. And, here’s the best part, that “most Americans” support. Liberalism disease should be a pre-existing condition of any health care plan too:)

  2. Oh, and is that jacket on Ruler O one of those phony coats that were passed out in the Rose Garden for the dog and pony show? I mean how can one be a doctor without a lab coat right?? Same way someone can fool enough folks to become President by having more experience in “finding myself” through drugs and alcohol and dropping out and tuning in right? November id gonna be awesome!!!

  3. Poor little billy: He just flails away with his semi-literate gibberish.

    Too bad there’s not a cure for pathological Obamaphobia.

    Oh, and there’s also the issue of bill’s homophobia. But that’s another matter altogether. That arises from some deep-seated insecurity.

  4. Luke Fredrickson

    I bet Bill had no problem with Bush II doing cocaine and becoming an alcoholic at a much later point in his adult life. He must think it is healthier for a leader to conceal everything than to write an honest account from which others can learn.

    And calling Obama “Ruler O” is pretty naive too, considering we have only had one President who was appointed by fiat. Obama was elected decisicely by a strong majority of voters. If you don’t appreciate that you must hate both Democracy and America.

  5. He, he, he. The cure for Obozophobia is to vote him out this November with a decisively strong majority:) Alcoholism s a disease that effects a great deal of people and it’s not generally by choice. Now the intentional choice to dabble in drugs and alcohol to find one self as a college flunky, and then to use that as a right of passage as a person without a moral compass, is just that, a choice. And a dangerous one. How poetic and noble for him to inform us all of his shortcomings as a Harvard wannabee so that we may be better people because of his sacrifice. Really, really…you believe that BS and expect us to do the same???!!! That’s right up there with “in over 20 years I’ve never heard my Pastor (Rev. Wright) talk bad about America”. It’s so absurd that you can’t make this stuff up…really.

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