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The CBS Poll, that has always seemed to me to lean favorably to President Obama (as Rasmussen tends to poll unfavorably), had some very bad news for supporters of the president and “his” health care plan.  From the story:

Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care - and still worried about the state of the economy. President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance...

When it comes to health care, the President’s approval rating is even lower — and is also a new all-time low. Only 34 percent approved, while 55 percent said they disapproved.

The bill was passed over the objections of the large majority of the American people, using dishonorable mendacity and unsavory machinations. This should not stand. Repeal. Reform. Replace. Oh, and defund.

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