Scott Rasmussen has released data on which party is trusted more on Healthcare. Republicans have widened their lead over democrats.

The reasons behind this shift in opinion as to which party to trust on Healthcare should be very obvious. The data shows exactly when the shift began. Once the debate centered on healthcare, all of a sudden, party preference started to shift. There has been a groundswell of support towards the republican party since mid-July.

I wonder why?

Below are four tables of information. The first table includes the overall totals. This is followed by tables for men, independents and women.

Look at the trends. They are striking.

The results are in a table below. Notice the differences between the democratic and republican party support over the course of this year. The democrats were trusted more by an average of 12% for the first 6 months of 2009. Then the healthcare debate began.




Trust on Healthcare

Overall

Timeline : Republicans / Democrats

06/30/2010 : 51.00% / 40.00%
05/05/2010 : 47.99% / 41.28%
04/01/2010 : 53.23% / 36.99%
03/02/2010 : 44.81% / 42.21%
02/04/2010 : 48.78% / 37.08%
01/11/2010 : 46.30% / 43.05%
11/24/2009 : 44.10% / 42.17%
10/18/2009 : 45.95% / 39.95%
09/07/2009 : 43.78% / 43.61%
08/08/2009 : 44.42% / 40.54%
07/07/2009 : 42.48% / 45.83%
06/06/2009 : 36.57% / 46.63%
05/08/2009 : 35.40% / 53.05%
04/10/2009 : 38.62% / 48.08%
03/09/2009 : 37.16% / 49.74%
02/09/2009 : 36.00% / 51.00%
01/12/2009 : 40.00% / 48.00%

What an incredible pattern that has appeared. Republicans are supported more than democrats on a consistent basic since August.

Amazing.




Trust on Healthcare

Men

Date : Republicans / Democrats

06/30/2010 : 56.00% / 34.00%
05/05/2010 : 54.64% / 37.26%
04/01/2010 : 61.08% / 32.64%
03/02/2010 : 47.22% / 37.66%
02/04/2010 : 47.91% / 35.01%
01/11/2010 : 48.93% / 41.17%
11/23/2009 : 43.36% / 44.05%
10/19/2009 : 50.21% / 39.82%
09/07/2009 : 44.28% / 47.22%
08/08/2009 : 47.28% / 38.93%
07/07/2009 : 49.05% / 37.88%
06/06/2009 : 37.26% / 45.53%
05/08/2009 : 40.80% / 48.04%
04/10/2009 : 45.76% / 43.49%
03/09/2009 : 35.86% / 51.11%
02/09/2009 : 41.36% / 49.67%

Very consistent numbers for men.




Trust on Healthcare

Independents

Date : Republicans / Democrats

06/30/2010 : 56.00% / 27.00%
05/05/2010 : 56.95% / 27.20%
04/01/2010 : 57.62% / 22.37%
03/02/2010 : 44.56% / 29.31%
02/04/2010 : 53.38% / 19.42%
01/11/2010 : 52.59% / 30.03%
11/23/2009 : 46.17% / 34.83%
10/19/2009 : 45.23% / 32.15%
09/07/2009 : 40.28% / 34.36%
08/08/2009 : 44.16% / 32.82%
07/07/2009 : 35.56% / 43.14%
06/06/2009 : 36.81% / 37.60%
05/08/2009 : 39.33% / 39.10%
04/10/2009 : 32.57% / 40.76%
03/09/2009 : 38.36% / 39.56%
02/09/2009 : 37.00% / 42.00%

Very consistent since passage of the healthcare bill. The answer is simple. Independents don’t trust the democrats at all.




Trust on Healthcare

Women

Date : Republicans / Democrats

06/30/2010 : 45.00% / 45.00%
05/05/2010 : 41.83% / 45.00%
04/01/2010 : 46.85% / 40.53%
03/02/2010 : 42.62% / 46.33%
02/04/2010 : 49.56% / 38.98%
01/11/2010 : 43.97% / 44.71%
11/23/2009 : 44.79% / 40.44%
10/19/2009 : 41.98% / 40.06%
09/07/2009 : 43.30% / 40.15%
08/08/2009 : 41.74% / 42.06%
07/07/2009 : 36.70% / 52.82%
06/06/2009 : 35.94% / 47.62%
05/08/2009 : 30.52% / 57.59%
04/10/2009 : 32.10% / 52.27%
03/09/2009 : 38.35% / 48.47%
02/09/2009 : 30.82% / 52.09%

Different results among women. They are basically 50-50 on which party to trust on healthcare.