Is the AMA still the voice of medicine?

Is the AMA still the voice of medicine? 
Another Jackson & Coker survey touches on a sore topic for many physicians. What do they think of the AMA? Only 11% agree with the statement that the AMA represents their views! Those agreeing vary: males 10% versus females 13%, practicing 10% versus non-practicing 19%, members 40% versus non-members 4% (no surprise). Only 13% agree with the AMA position on health reform, 15% think the AMA successfully advocates for their positions, 11% that it is effective at lobbying for tort reform, 13% that the AMA is effective in supporting physician autonomy and a whopping 9% agree that the AMA is effective in insulating physicians from intrusive government regulations! Of the 976 physicians surveyed, 72% dropped their AMA membership because the AMA did not speak for them, 53% because the CPT business was a conflict of interest, 47% because of the AMA support of PPACA and 43% for too far left an ideology. 
Comment: Certainly those of us who have watched the membership decline over the years and particularly after the PPACA fiasco, still recognize the power of the only united physician lobby in Congress. However, the AMA has shot itself in the foot many times and its deal with the administration regarding PPACA in exchange for changes in the SGR formula was the coup de grâce.