Sure, by all means let’s impose the biggest tax increase in world history to accommodate 6% of the public. Sounds like a winning strategy for Obama.
Although the Affordable Care Act of 2010 has dominated the news recently, with coverage exploding Thursday as the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the law, few Americans so far in 2012 mention healthcare when asked to identify the most important problem facing the country. Six percent say healthcare is the top problem in June, behind mentions of the economy, jobs, the deficit, and problems in government.
Follow the link there and what do we discover? Only 20% of Americans are satisfied with how things are going, rather ominous for the failed president.
Low satisfaction ratings are an ominous sign for a president seeking re-election. Today’s 20% satisfaction among all Americans is similar to the final ratings prior to the 1980 and 1992 elections, when Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were defeated for re-election. In November 1979 (Gallup did not ask about satisfaction in 1980), 19% of Americans were satisfied with the direction of the country, and in August-September 1992, 22% were.
This looks really bad for an incumbent.
The top four issues, all bad for Obama, add up to 79% of the public. No wonder he’d rather talk about anything else.
You might also notice gay marriage and global warming are nowhere to be found on that list, which makes you wonder why the left obsesses over those issues.