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Maybe its time for the president to make another speech, because according to Rasmussen, opposition to the Obamacare plan is now at an all-all time high. Only one week since Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress, 55% of Americans now oppose Obamacare.
Last week,  before the speech, 53% of voters were opposed.Support bumped up after the speech to the point that 51% of voters supported the plan. But the euphoria is gone and support has returned to the downward slide.

Sep 14-15

Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democrats now support the plan while 80% of Republicans are opposed. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 67% are opposed.

The latest figures show that, overall, 23% Strongly Favor the plan and 44% are Strongly Opposed. In late August, those figures were 23% and 43% respectively.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll is another indicator of the speech’s impact, and there, too, the bounce in approval Obama has been getting since the Wednesday night speech appears to have ended.

Despite declining overall support, 51% still say that health care reform is at least somewhat likely to pass this year. That figure includes 18% who say passage is Very Likely.

If the plan passes, 24% of voters say the quality of care will get better and 50% say it will get worse. In August, the numbers were 23% better and 50% worse.

Fifty-three percent (53%) say passage of the plan will make the cost of health care go up while 17% say it will make costs go down. In August, 52% thought the plan would lead to higher costs, and 17% thought it would achieve the stated goal of lowering costs.

Voters overwhelmingly believe that every American should be able to buy the same health insurance plan that Congress has. Most favor limits on jury awards for medical malpractice claims and think that tort reform will significantly reduce the cost of health care.

Most Americans believe that the charges of racism directed toward Obamacare’s opponents is just silly:

Are most people who oppose the President’s health care plan doing so because they are racist?
Not sure

A majority of Republicans, Independents and a plurality of Democrats don’t buy the racism charge. Eighty-eight percent of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters of independents and 39% of Democrats think that the charges a false.

Twenty-two percent (22%) of those in the president’s party say that most of the opposition to his plan comes from racists, and another 39% are not sure

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