For essentially the past ten months the public polling on ObamaCare has been remarkably unchanged. Roughly 55% of the Americans polled are either moderately or strongly opposed to the Democrats' health care reform while 40% of the public is in favor of the reform. Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports, a large national polling organization, and Doug Schoen offered a coherent reason in today's Wall Street Journal (here).
Most Americans (perhaps as many as 85%) are happy with their health care and their health insurance. The vast majority of Americans, however, are concerned with the economy, jobs, and the federal budget and deficit. Rasmussen and Schoen argue that the majority or people in this county feel the Administration's health care reform proposals will make the economy worse, will increase the federal budget and will enlarge the deficit.
Consequently, no matter how many speeches Obama gives nor how vigorously the Democrats argue for health care reform, the American public isn't buying it. Expanding the government's involvement in health care while claiming to not increase taxes or add to the deficit does not pass the credibility test with the American public.