Posted by Curt on 4 August, 2010 at 11:28 am. 17 comments already!

As time moves on and more people are beginning to understand the ramifications of our Government forcing us to buy health insurance, the polls are sinking:

CNN – 54% Disapprove
Rasmussen – 59% Favor Repeal
Pew – 47% Disapprove

But the biggest poll so far has to be the Missouri vote that occured last night.

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.

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With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.

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Missouri was the first of four states to seek to opt out of the insurance purchase mandate portion of the health care law that had been pushed by Obama. And while many legal scholars question whether the vote will be binding, the overwhelming approval gives the national GOP momentum as Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma hold similar votes during midterm elections in November.

What’s the numbers? 71% don’t want ObamaCare in their State. That’s huge.

This trend is getting stronger and stronger everyday and only goes to prove that opposition to Obama’s version of Socialism is growing.

Ed Morrissey:

Bear in mind that over 315,000 Democrats turned out to cast ballots in the primary that nominated Robin Carnahan, while over 577,000 Republicans hit the polls. That is about a 65/35 split — which means that a significant amount of Democrats either supported the ballot measure repudiating ObamaCare, or didn’t bother to cast a vote to defend the program. Actually, Prop C got more votes than the combined voting in both Senate primaries — which tells us something even more about the passion in the electorate.

The MSM and the libs are already spinning this result

The LA Times believes the significance of the rejection is limited. “Think of Proposition C not so much as a referendum on the entire health care bill, but one specific part.” The New York Times added “The referendum, known as Proposition C, was seen as a first look at efforts by conservatives to gather and rally their forces over the issue. In the end, though, the referendum seemed to draw relatively little attention in the state”. The amount of time the story spends above the fold is usually a good measure of how significant the news industry regards an event.

But come November Missouri may in fact hold true to it’s name….the bellweather state.

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