Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Rasmussen... Texans aligned with Rick, not Bill White, on the big issues...

More numbers from Rasmussen (link). Excerpt follows...

Texas is now one of a number of states suing the federal government to stop the recently-passed national health care plan, arguing that at least one portion of it is unconstitutional. Fifty-six percent (56%) of likely Texas voters favor the state government suing to stop the health plan from becoming law, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters in the state oppose the lawsuit.

At issue is the requirement in the plan that every American must buy or obtain health insurance. Forty-two percent (42%) of Texas voters favor that requirement, with 23% who strongly favor it. Fifty-five percent (55%) oppose the requirement, including 46% who are strongly opposed.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans and 56% of voters not affiliated with either major party oppose the requirement. Eighty-two percent (82%) of Democrats are in favor of it.

Accordingly, 87% of GOP voters and 57% of unaffiliateds favor the state's lawsuit to stop the health care plan. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Democrats oppose the suit.

Rick's peeps need to hammer home these things... Rick is against the ObamaCare bill... Bill White is for it... Rick is for the lawsuit against it... Bill White... ironically the trial lawyer he is... is against the lawsuit...

There are a lot of issues that favor Rick over Bill White, and the tax thing may be a nice reliable go to hit each day, but until the press start writing about it and talking about it more on television it is kind of in a vacuum. Even Rick's vaunted social media efforts are not particularly focused on Bill White's ethics or issues or much of anything anti Bill White... it is mostly positive from what I have seen.

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