RUSH: We've got this Hill poll: "Half of likely voters expect the Supreme Court to strike down [Obamacare], and strong majorities see other major policies coming from the White House making life more difficult for themselves and the country..." So the polling data continues to be bad, strikingly so, and all of these polls are coming from State-Run Media organizations.
These are from organizations that are entirely invested in Obama's reelection. They are entirely invested in the notion of an all powerful, growing, command-and-control, socialistic central government. They are all in favor of that. And I think they're not shying away from publishing the results of their polls because they, too, are scared and they're trying to light a file under Obama. "Hey, pal, it isn't working. You're going to have to find another way." And don't forget Stanley Greenberg, some weeks ago now (Dem pollster extraordinaire), told Obama (paraphrased): "If you think you can gain traction by telling people that this economy is roaring back by virtue of whatever you want to say the unemployment numbers are, don't. Because it isn't believable.
"The American people are not living in an economy that's roaring back, and if you tell 'em that it is, it isn't gonna work." So, I know, it's only March, it's March 19th and it's a early. But contrary to what people would love to have you believe, this is not the way any of them in the regime had this planned. "Half of likely voters expect the Supreme Court to strike down President Obama’s signature healthcare law..." It's more than half who want it struck down. This is just 50% who expect it to be struck down. More than that want it to be struck down. "[S]trong majorities see other major policies coming from the White House making life more difficult for themselves and the country, according to this week’s The Hill Poll.
"The poll indicated that 49% of likely voters said they expect a court ruling that is unfavorable to the Affordable Care Act, while just 29% think it will be upheld... On economic issues, 62% of voters say Obama’s policies will increase the debt..." Sixty-two percent in TheHill.com poll! It's gotta be even worse than this. Twenty-five percent think Obama's policies will cut the debt, "and by a 48%-to-38% margin, voters believe those policies will increase [unemployment] rather than put people back to work." Forty-eight to 38% people believe Obama's policies will add to unemployment. And they're right.
"On energy, 58% say Obama’s policies will result in gasoline prices increasing, while just 20% expect them to cut prices -- and by a 46%-to-36% margin, voters believe they will cause the United States to become even more dependent on foreign oil." That's because they understand about the Keystone pipeline. This is not a poll at a right-wing website. This is TheHill.com: "Voters' wide-ranging pessimism comes as gasoline prices have risen sharply, which often dampens attitudes among U.S. voters toward those in power..." So, yeah, if we could just get the gasoline price down, The Hill hopes that all this stuff will go away.
RUSH: There's another one. This is ABC News, another random act of journalism: "Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety, signaling the depth of public disagreement with that element of the Affordable Care Act. This ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41%. And 67% believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage."
The Supreme Court begins oral arguments begin a week from today. Folks, this is profound. Can I tell you how profound this is, the fact that 67% of the American people in an ABC News poll believe that the Supreme Court should get rid of the individual mandate? Sitting here, even knowing the power of this program -- fully aware of the power of the alternative media -- I have to tell you I am still shocked that 67% of the American people even know what the mandate is. And I don't mean that as an insult. I mean, this is minutia. Budgets, mandates, commerce clause? But happily, 67% of the people do get it, and I think I know why. It's because this is a conservative country. This is not a liberal country.
This is a country where the liberalism-socialism groups are a minority. But they have the media and they are able to make everybody believe, day in and day out, that they are the majority; and that the conservatives are the fringe, kook, extreme, tiny little minority that are gumming up the works. It's just the exact opposite. Sixty-seven percent of the American people oppose the mandate in Obamacare because they understand that it's the end of their freedom, or at least a remarkable transformation away from individual liberty. When the federal government can mandate that you buy something -- and if you don't, either fine you or put you in jail -- that's pretty simple, actually, to understand.
The fascinating thing is that the State-Controlled Media, the mainstream media has not made a big deal out of this. And yet the American people are aware of it. Folks, I'm telling you: There are countless reasons today to feel optimistic, regardless what's going on in the Republican primary. We're gonna end up having a nominee, and we're all gonna end up supporting a nominee -- whoever it is. Because, look at these polls! Sixty-seven percent! There's not one Republican candidate running who supports this mandate or Obamacare. They're all running on the promise to repeal it, and that's resonating. That's what the American people want.