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Poll: Majority Says Federal Government Shouldn't Be Responsible for Healthcare

Summers Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:48 PM
Drop the blaming of Evangelicals. More whites votes in 2008 than in 2012. Why was that? Who gave the country away in 2008 when I was begging people on TH to vote for McCain just to keep Obama out of the WH. All I heard then was they had do vote their 'principles' or were going to 'teach the GOP a lesson.' I have a pretty good idea of why people didn't vote and it didn't have a thing to do with religion.
HarryReidsAGreatAmerican Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:53 PM
Whether it was one religion or another, or non-religious libertarian stridency, hardly matters.

A conservative party whose base habitually refuses to support its nominees, when we are running the most left-leaning guy since FDR, has huge problems.

Since most of the data in post-election polling has offered little beyond a parade of ugly news, here's a glimmer of hope from Gallup:

For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years...Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans' support for government...