It would seem that finally putting out all the various versions, alternates, and fevered mutterings of what the Democrats are trying to call 'health care reform' has helped to clarify matters for voters some more. It's just not clarifying matters in a fashion that will make the current ruling party happy. Rasmussen's latest snapshot:
Now that the Senate Finance Committee has passed its version of health care reform, 42% of voters nationwide favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and down four from the week before.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% are opposed to the plan.
It is perhaps unkind to point out two details about the 42%:
- The current state of affairs means that the number represents support for the hope that there will eventually be an acceptable health care bill.
- Hope is not a plan.
...but it's probably necessary. Watching the... seven*?... Democratic factions try to reconcile the mess that they've created for themselves should be remarkably engrossing.
*Well, you've got House progressives & Senate liberals; like vulnerable House members and 'moderate' Democratic Senators, there's the House/Senate split on outlook to consider. So that's four. Then there's the House's and the Senate's leadership, with the two groups being barely civil to each other these days. That's two more. And then there's the White House, who pretty much caused this mess by letting the other six factions have free rein over the process. So, seven.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.