Gallup Shows More Happy Health Care Passed Than Not

I was on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News today talking health care and the new political reality in DC.  When I said that in a recent poll I saw only 45 percent of the country was against the President's health care proposal, about the same number who voted against Barack Obama in 2008, Neil jumped on me saying all the polls he has seen showed overwhelming majority support against. 

This is important.  For it you listen to the Republican opposition to the plan these days, the argument goes - it is unconstitutional, the Dems rammed an unpopular bill down the throats of the public, it is a big government take over, it is going to blow a hole in the deficiit.   The argument about it being unpopular - thus showing the tryannical nature of the Dems, which will cost them dearly in November - seems to be the most common.

The problem is that it is not true.  Take a look at a new Gallup poll today.  It shows 49% of the country believes that passing the health care bill was a "good thing," and only 40 percent say it was a "bad thing,"  Whevever the public was on the bill a few months ago, it is now pretty happy it has passed. 

And Neil, I did get my figures wrong.  I said the country was split on the bill, with about 45% being for, and equal number against - or about the same number as voted for John McCain in 2008.  But the most current poll has different numbers, and they are actually better than the ones I had.  So no these numbers did not come from Pravda, as you suggested, but Gallup, a polling outfit that has not always been so friendly to the Dems.