Poll: Ryan 3rd-most-disliked GOPer

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57617.html


    Poll: Ryan 3rd-most-disliked GOPer

    Democrats are winning the messaging war on Rep. Paul Ryan’s bid to overhaul Medicare, with a new Bloomberg poll finding 57 percent of Americans believe they would be worse off under his plan.

    Only 34 percent said they would be better off if Congress replaced “traditional Medicare” with a program to purchase private insurance with government subsidies, as Ryan has proposed.

    The poll also found Ryan is now the nation’s third most disliked Republican, with net unfavorable ratings that trail only former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. But more than half surveyed said they have no opinion of the Wisconsin Republican.

    Bloomberg did not publicly release crosstabs of their survey, so the partisan breakdown of its poll results is not known.

    The poll found that 40 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama has a better vision for the nation’s economic future, while 37 percent said Republicans do. More than half — 51 percent — said “we should see” how the national health care law works, while 35 percent want it repealed.

    And 49 percent surveyed approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while his approval rating on terrorism alone was measured at 69 percent.
     
  2. They asked the wrong question, not that it surprises me. I suppose the directive came out from the DNC that now that Weiner is off the front page, to get back to demagoguing Ryan and medicare.

    The right question would have been, do you think you would be better off under the ryan plan or if medicare goes broke, which is what will happen under obama's non-plan. Then ask a followup if they are diappointed that obama has not proposed anything himself. Of course, that wouldn't have received the response they wanted.
     
  3. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    You do know that Ron Paul wants to overhaul medicare right? LOL.
     
  4. You know that he wont be able to right ?
     
  5. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Of course he can. He can stop funding for it. He signs the budget! LOL.
     
  6. You're not very bright are you ? Medicare can only be changed by congress


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget#Mandatory_spending_and_entitlements

    Mandatory spending and entitlements

    Expenditures are classified as mandatory, with payments required by specific laws, or discretionary, with payment amounts renewed annually as part of the budget process.

    Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid expenditures are funded by permanent appropriations and so are considered mandatory spending
     
  7. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    False. President can veto medicare spending in which congress can over ride his veto. The Republican congress would not over ride it. Sorry Range Rover.
     
  8. I suggest you read it again

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget#Mandatory_spending_and_entitlements

    Mandatory spending and entitlements

    Expenditures are classified as mandatory, with payments required by specific laws

    Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid expenditures are funded by permanent appropriations and so are considered mandatory spending
     
  9. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Yes, the entitlement is mandatory but Congress has to appropriate the amount of spending you nitwit!!!!

    All entitlements are mandatory. That is what the appropriations committee is for!
     
  10. #10     Jun 24, 2011