In the latest example of conservative talk radio show bucking that pesky concept of reality, WISN 1130 morning host Jay Weber spent a segment of his show this morning making the case that “Support for Obama Care is falling.”
Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released a poll showing that despite the consistent trumpeting by the right and their spokesmen on the AM radio dial that support for Pres. Obama’s health care reform is losing support, support among the public for Pres. Obama’s health care reforms are actually gaining support.
The September Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that public support for health reform ended its summer slide, reversed course and moved modestly upwards in September. The survey also finds initial majority support for taxing expensive health plans and imposing fees on insurers to pay for reform.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans now believe that tackling health care reform is more important than ever—up from 53 percent in August. The proportion of Americans who think their families would be better off if health reform passes is up six percentage points (42% versus 36% in August), and the percentage who think that the country would be better off is up eight points (to 53% from 45% in August).
Substantial majorities of Americans continue to say they back individual reform components designed to expand coverage, including an individual mandate (68%), an employer mandate (67%) and an expansion of state programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (82%).- Kaiser Family Foundation
Once again, conservative talk show hosts are pushing an agenda and trying to create a perception that the public is on their side. And yet again, you have factual information flying smack in the face of the disinformation they’re trying to push.