As this recent national survey demonstrates, an overwhelming percentage of Americans oppose the health care legislation supported by Sen. Ben Nelson and Democratic congressional candidate Tom White. Even worse, those voters who are undecided on what's called the "generic ballot test" (i.e., if the election were held today would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?") are siding with Republicans in opposing this federal monstrosity.
Some of the highlights of the survey:
- Twice as many undecided voters oppose the legislation than support it, with 60%
opposing it and 45% strongly opposing it.
- Over 65% of undecided voters say that the current bill should be scrapped, while only 20% say the current bill should be passed as soon as possible.
- Only a quarter (25%) of undecided voters said they’d be more likely to vote for a candidate who voted for President Obama’s health care bill (that's you, Ben Nelson and Tom White), while a majority (51%) said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the bill.
- When reminded of the bill’s $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, over two thirds 69%) of undecided voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the legislation. A majority (52%) are “much less likely.” Less than 10% are more likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the bill (Coming this fall to a television screen near you: Tom White Supported Cutting Medicare).
- The “backroom deals” like Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback that have characterized the Democrat deliberations in Congress make the legislation even less palatable to undecided voters. 77% of undecided voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who made these sleazy backroom deals, while 67% say that they would be much less likely.
If you won't listen to Nebraskans now, rest assured you will in 2010 and 2012 when we vote.