Critical Condition

‘Game Changing’ Speech Produces a Dead-Cat Bounce

Rasmussen reports today that the president’s speech last week produced a dead-cat bounce in favor of the administration’s health reform plans, i.e. a small gain that has now evaporated: 

Following President Obama’s speech to Congress last week, support for his health care reform plan increased steadily to a peak of 51% yesterday. However, the bounce appears to be over. The latest daily tracking shows that support has fallen all the way back to pre-speech levels.

Forty-five percent (45%) of all voters nationwide now favor the plan while 52% are opposed. A week ago, 44% supported the proposal and 53% were opposed.

Can the long-awaited Baucus Plan reverse the decline? Probably not. In short, the public just isn’t buying it. Hat tip: RealClearPolitics.