Majority of Ohioans Oppose ObamaCare
From Ohio Right to Life:
Poll: 52 Percent of Ohio Voters Oppose Health Care Plan
Sen. Sherrod Brown on Hot Seat Because of Vote
COLUMBUS – A majority of Ohio registered voters oppose the current health care reform plan under consideration in Congress, according to an Ohio Right to Life Society poll released today. Also, the survey found significant dissatisfaction with Sen. Sherrod Brown resulting from his vote in favor of a health care reform bill that included tax dollar funding for abortions. The poll in its entirety can be read HERE.
The Wenzel Strategies telephone survey of 1001 Ohio registered voters found 52 percent of respondents oppose the national health care reform plan currently moving through Congress. Sixty-five percent of respondents oppose provisions for taxpayer funding of abortions included in any reform package.
U.S. Sen. Brown should find little comfort in the survey’s results as 54 percent of respondents said they are less likely to vote for him because of his vote in favor of a health care reform bill that included abortion funding.
Ohio Right to Life will travel to Washington, D.C. this Friday and present its findings to members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation as part of the March for Life 2010 event.
“Our polling has consistently found that Ohioans don’t want their tax dollars funding abortions,” said Ohio Right to Life Executive Director Mike Gonidakis. “The fact that Congressional leaders are trying to force taxpayer-funded abortions through with the highly controversial health care bill should give members of the Ohio delegation great pause. We hope they will do the right thing.”
Following are the survey questions and summary findings:
Question 1: In general, do you favor or oppose the health care reform plan under consideration by President Obama and Congressional leaders?
Strongly Favor 21.1 %
Somewhat Favor 18.6%
Somewhat Oppose 7.9%
Strongly Oppose 44.1%
Not Sure 8.4%
Question 2: Do you think that health insurance that is paid for or subsidized by taxpayer money should include coverage for abortions, or should abortions be excluded from coverage in such situations?
Should Cover 22.1%
Should Not Cover 65.0%
Not Sure 12.9%
Question 3: If you knew that Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown voted in favor of using taxpayer money to pay for abortion coverage in the National Health Care bill, would that fact make you more likely to vote for him, less likely to vote for him, or would it make no difference?
More Likely 15.4%
Less Likely 54.4%
No Difference 30.2%
This is probably for the best… After all, with the election in Massachusetts, two years with two Browns in the US Senate will be too confusing.
But I continue to worry about this 1-issue focus (abortion), as the entire damn bill- with its rationing and death panels- is anti-life. And as we saw with the House version of the legislation, the issue of abortion was used to pass the bill.
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