There has been a lot of talk lately about polls showing decreased approval for health care reform, such as in the latest CBS News poll. Obama’s approval on health care fell to 36 percent but, as Greg Sargent points out, the internals on covering Americans, controlling costs, and regulating insurance companies all show that more disapprove because the health care reform measures don’t go far enough than disapprove because they go too far.
Other polls which have broken down reasons for opposing health care have also shown that much of the dissatisfaction comes from people who believe the measures do not go far enough.
Republicans are excited about Obama’s 36 percent approval on health care but the internals also show that Obama polls better than Congressional Democrats, and Congressional Republicans fall even lower:
President Obama — 36% approve and 54% disapprove
Congressional Democrats — 29% approve and 57% disapprove
Congressional Republicans — 24% approve and 61% disapprove