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BrianY
09-27-2013, 12:51 PM
this has to give some support for the claim that much of the opposition to "obamacare" is based on dislike for the man rather than the policy...

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-more-people-opposed-to-obamacare-than-affordable-care-act

Poll: More People Opposed To 'Obamacare' Than 'Affordable Care Act'

Tom Kludt (http://forum.woodenboat.com/profile/tomkludt) September 27, 2013, 6:32 AM EDT


Opposition to the federal health care law is higher when it's called "Obamacare" than when it's referred to as the "Affordable Care Act," according to findings in a CNBC poll (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101064954) released Thursday.

Half of the respondents were asked about "Obamacare" and the other half about the Affordable Care Act, the proper name of the 2010 law.

From CNBC (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101064954):
First thing: 30 percent of the public don't know what ACA is, vs. only 12 percent when we asked about Obamacare. More on that later.
Now for the difference: 29 percent of the public supports Obamacare compared with 22 percent who support ACA. Forty-six percent oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose ACA. So putting Obama in the name raises the positives and the negatives. Gender and partisanship are responsible for the differences. Men, independents and Republicans are more negative on Obamacare than ACA. Young people, Democrats, nonwhites and women are more positive on Obamacare.


Those findings follow a Fox News poll earlier this month (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/republicans-like-affordable-care-act-more-than-obamacare) that showed something similar: Republicans like the law more when it's called the Affordable Care Act than when it's referred to as Obamacare.

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2013, 12:59 PM
You all think people hate him...You rant on and on and on about hating him. A mantra; on and on and on.... Have you ever thought that many people just don't trust him not HATE him.

Captain Intrepid
09-27-2013, 01:09 PM
Interesting to be sure. Not a huge sample size, but bears thinking about.

BrianY
09-27-2013, 01:19 PM
You all think people hate him...You rant on and on and on about hating him. A mantra; on and on and on.... Have you ever thought that many people just don't trust him not HATE him.

That's hardly the point. Whether people "hate" him or think he's a great guy whom they do not trust, the fact is that many people oppose the ACA not because of what it is, but because of his association with it. That's pretty shallow.

hokiefan
09-27-2013, 01:22 PM
You all think people hate him...You rant on and on and on about hating him. A mantra; on and on and on.... Have you ever thought that many people just don't trust him not HATE him.

I have met a great many people who openly hate him because he's black.

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2013, 03:24 PM
I guess I'm color blind then!

hokiefan
09-27-2013, 03:38 PM
I guess I'm color blind then!

You may be. I try to live that way. But when a guy says that f**^&* n^%$$^ is NOT my President, its pretty clear what he means. I've heard it everywhere I've been since Barrack Obama was elected POTUS.

It is not universal, but it definitely exists as a factor.

Cheers,

Bobby

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2013, 03:44 PM
I can't wait until a woman Hispanic becomes president!:)

hokiefan
09-27-2013, 03:57 PM
I can't wait until a woman Hispanic becomes president!:)

Jeez Jamie, that's so mean. Why do you want all those heads to explode?:D

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Jeez Jamie, that's so mean. Why do you want all those heads to explode?:DMine won't!!!:)It's THEIR problem not mine!

John Smith
09-27-2013, 05:09 PM
You all think people hate him...You rant on and on and on about hating him. A mantra; on and on and on.... Have you ever thought that many people just don't trust him not HATE him.

My brother and my aunt, both tea party members, hated him because he is black. You think they're alone?

Why would Republicans vote against a bill they wrote if not because they hate the president?