Andy Griffith loses support over Pro-Healthcare Ad appearance- Election 2010Andy Griffith, Election 2010, Politics, Obama News
Public opinion of Democrats has soured so badly that vocal Obama supporters like Sheriff Andy are suffering, even in Mayberry.
A new poll shows that Andy Griffith â€“ an outspoken Democrat who appeared in a controversial ad promoting President Obamaâ€™s health-care plan â€” has seen his popularity collapse in his home state of North Carolina.
The â€œMatlockâ€ and â€œAndy Griffith Showâ€ starâ€™s favorability rating has tumbled over the past two years, from 69 to 44 percent, according to the survey by Public Policy Polling.
Twenty-two percent of North Carolina voters actually have a negative view of the folksy local hero.
Earlier this summer, the 84-year-old Griffith starred in an ad promising â€œmore good things are comingâ€ with Obamaâ€™s health-care plan.
The White House stuck taxpayers with the $700,000 bill for the ad.
â€œClearly, itâ€™s pushback from the presidentâ€™s health-care plan,â€ Brad Crone, a Democratic consultant, told the Charlotte Observer. â€œItâ€™s a good time to call up Barney Fife.â€ Web Source: http://freedomist.com/2010/09/09/andy-griffith-loses-support-over-pro-healthcare-ad-appearance-election-2010/