NRSC - New Survey: Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Want Paul Hodes' Massive Health Care Overhaul Repealed

Nearly 60 Percent Of Americans Reject Obama’s Costly Health Spending Bill That Hodes Eagerly Rubberstamped In Washington

WASHINGTON – With just 64 days until Election Day, a new voter survey by Rasmussen Reports shows that 58 percent of Americans favor the repeal of the Democrats’ massive health care overhaul, which embattled U.S. Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) eagerly rubberstamped in Washington.

The survey also shows that the majority of Americans do not believe the Democrats’ claim that their costly, unpopular bill will lower health care costs – a pitch that Democrats have sought to backtrack as most voters believe their costs will increase.

Notably, Hodes’ health care bill cuts Medicare by $500 billion, endangers jobs, reduces benefits and raises costs for New Hampshire seniors, and could strip more than one million Americans of their health coverage.

 “With just 64 days until Election Day, this survey is yet another reminder that Paul Hodes and his reckless Washington policies are far outside the mainstream in his state. Hodes not only voted for President Obama’s costly health spending law, he called for a larger bill that would put Washington bureaucrats between New Hampshire voters and their doctors,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand. “It’s clear that voters continue to overwhelmingly reject Hodes’ rubberstamp support for President Obama’s reckless tax-and-spend policies in Washington, and that’s why Granite Staters will elect a fiscally responsible Republican this November.”

Background Information:

Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH) Voted For ObamaCare. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote # 165: Motion agreed to 219-212: R 0-178; D 219-34, 3/21/10, Hodes Voted Yea; H.R. 4872, CQ Vote # 167: Passed 220-211: R 0-178; D 220-33, 3/21/10, Hodes Voted Yea)

2009: Hodes Came Out In Favor Of A “Public Option” In Health Care Reform. (Benjamin Kepple, “NH Democrats Revel In Majority Party Status,” The [Manchester, NH] Union Leader, 6/7/09)

Hodes Described A “Public Option” As A “Critical Element” Of Health Care Reform. (Tom Fahey, “Hodes, Shea-Porter Not Wed To Public Health Plan,” The [Manchester, NH] Union Leader, 8/25/09)

Hodes Dismissed Opponents Of Health Care Reform As Members Of The “Flat-Earth Society.” (Editorial, “Hodes To The Elderly, You’re The Flat-Earth Society,” The [Manchester, NH] Union Leader, 8/31/09)