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CNBC Breaking: Pelosi Has the Votes to Pass ObamaCare?
Key Caveat: Assuming, Hypoethetically, Changes to the Senate Bill
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| Main | Clearing Up My Mess: No, I Don't Have the Votes to Pass the Senate Bill, Says Spending Bitch Nancy
January 27, 2010

CNN (Not Rasmussen) Poll: Sixty-Nine Percent Say Dump the Dems' Bill and Start the F' Over, or Scrap It Entirely

I wanted 60+% to be reasonably confident they'd finally stop.

Maybe we've got that.

Just when it appeared that the numbers for the Democratic health care proposals passed by the House and Senate couldn't get any worse -- they have. A new poll by CNN and Opinion Research, taken from January 22 to January 24, shows that 69 percent of respondents say Congress should dump the current Democratic health care proposals and either write an entirely new health bill or stop working on the subject altogether.

"What do you think Congress should do on health care?" CNN asked. "Pass a health care bill similar to the legislation that Congress has been working on for the past year, start work on an entirely new bill, or stop working on any bills that would change the country's health care system?" Thirty percent said pass a bill similar to the current ones, while 48 percent said start work on a new bill and 21 percent said stop working on health care. Add it up, and 69 percent say Congress should either write a new bill or stop working on health care altogether. (When CNN asked only about the existing bills, 58 percent said they oppose the bills, while 38 percent say they support them.)

But here's the thing: They don't care.

Despite those numbers, however, Democrats remain under pressure from the left to use their last remaining maneuver -- House passage of the Senate bill, followed by revisions passed by the Senate using the 51-vote reconciliation process -- to pass the existing bill. That pressure is continuing, and perhaps even stepping up, as some Democratic senators say they would not vote for a reconciliation measure.

Good Lord, I hope it's not true, but they may feel that they simply have no viable options left and may simply now only care about preserving their 30% voteshare.



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