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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:38 AM
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4. Senator Casey's
comment was bizarre.

Greg Sargent

* Dem Senators want to break up Obamas jobs bill? Senator Bob Casey joins other Dems who are now balking at supporting Obamas jobs bill in its entirety:

I think the American people are very skeptical of big pieces of legislation. For that reason alone I think we should break it up.

Putting aside that this is a terrible way for a public official to talk about legislation, what were probably seeing here is a skittishness setting in among Dems over Obamas poll numbers. This will step on Obamas public campaign to pressure on Republicans to pass his whole plan, at a time when the politics of the fight over the plan favor Democrats.. Its also entirely unnecessary: No one expected the plan to pass as is in the first place.

Why even say this? It has nothing to do with policy.

One month after it passed, 61 percent of Americans approved of Wall Street Reform

Americans were skeptical of health care reform, and even then it was split. Yesterday's Bloomberg poll showed its support at 60 percent.

Gallup: Americans Favor Obama Jobs Plan by 45% to 32%


Independents Tilt in Favor of Bill

The Gallup survey describes the bill as "similar to the one President Obama has proposed," making it not surprising that Democrats strongly support it, while Republicans oppose it. Still, Democrats' support is more widespread than Republicans' opposition. This -- combined with independents' greater likelihood to favor than to oppose the bill -- results in the overall 45% to 32% tilt in support among all Americans.


Jobs fight gives Obama major opportunity with independents

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