As health care legislation moves out of the Senate Finance Committee, a majority of Americans says they oppose the reforms being considered. A Fox News poll released Thursday finds that by 54 percent to 35 percent, Americans oppose the reforms.
That's the worst polling for health care reform that I've seen, but it isn't the raw numbers that should really trouble the White House. Respondents were also asked what priorities they wanted the president to focus on. 40% wanted to focus on jobs, reducing the deficit came in 2nd at 25%, and health care reform was a distant third at 13%.
So, not only are the people rejecting Obamacare, but worse yet, the people are saying the president is out of touch. While the people are worried about jobs and about spending, the president wants to totally overhaul health care and spend about a trillion over the next ten years.
Beyond that, the poll found that about twice as many people 36-17 thought that health care reform would hurt their own health care than help it. So, this poll says that 1)the people don't like the current health care reform 2)the administration has its domestic priorities in the wrong place and 3)their policies will hurt the average American rather than help them. That's just not good.