Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against it.
By 49%-40% those surveyed say it was "a good thing" rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms, as "enthusiastic" or "pleased," while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as "disappointed" or "angry."
The largest single group, 48%, calls the bill "a good first step" that should be followed by more action on health care. An additional 4% also have a favorable view, saying the bill makes the most important changes needed in the nation's health care system.
It hasn't even been 48 hours since the House passed the health care reform package and 12 hours since the President signed the Senate bill into law. For poll numbers to shift this much this quickly is amazing. And no, it's not good news for John McCain.
Even "Big Business Spokesguy" Jack Welch admitted on CNBC this morning that Republicans will "be in for an awful shock" if they think a campaign for repealing health care reform will be a winner. (If you can't handle all the far right commentary crap, skip the first 15 minutes.)
And Jack Welch isn't the only one realizing this (even if he's one of the only ones weeping over it):
Need I say more? Well, I guess I'll have to when they crap all over Southern Nevada this weekend.