Will we still be angry in November? That's a question Rasmussen raised this week, predicting a bad year for Democrats if Americans continue to simmer ...
Right now, after a year of stimulus plans, bailouts and now nationalized health care, driving deficits to historically high levels, 70% of voters are angry with the policies of the federal government. That includes 48% who are very angry.
After all, just before the House of Representatives passed the health care plan last Sunday, 41% of voters nationwide favored it, but 54% were opposed. These figures have barely budged in recent months. Now that President Obama has signed the legislation into law, 55% favor repealing it. In terms of Election 2010, 52% say they’d vote for a candidate who favors repeal over one who does not. Forty-one percent (41%) would cast their vote for someone who opposes repeal.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters favor their state suing the federal government to fight the requirement in the new health care plan that every American must obtain health insurance. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree. A number of states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia and Washington, have already filed suit against the government over that requirement which they view as unconstitutional.