Americans now favor repeal by 23 percentage points (58 to 35 percent) — and nearly 50 percent of Americans now “strongly” favor repeal, compared to fewer than 30 percent who are “strongly” opposed.
In the wake of ObamaCare’s passage, few Democrats are willing to interact with voters in public settings. One swing-district ObamaCare-supporter, Rep. Tom Perriello (D, Va.) held 21 town-hall meetings last August but not a single one during the weeklong Memorial Day recess.
Michigan, a state that Barack Obama won by 16 points and which hasn’t gone to a Republican presidential candidate in 22 years, opposes ObamaCare by 8 points — with voters under age-30 being opposed to it by more than 2-to-1.
“Why would AP run a story suggesting the complete opposite of the preponderance of evidence from the polls? Perhaps the answer lies in Rasmussen’s tallies of Obamacare’s support among various groups of voters, which show repeal being favored by 75 percent of ‘mainstream’ Americans but only 15 percent of the ‘political class.'”
“‘Repeal Means Repeal.’…Not partial repeal or repeal of pieces of Obamacare or some repeal and some acceptance and some tinkering with the legislation Obama just signed. Repeal.”
Incumbent Democrats are planning to campaign on their newly passed government-run health care bill, but are finding that their strategy to hope that passage would make the bill more popular has not panned out.
“The Hill writes, ‘A plurality of Americans said they would prefer Republicans to leave the new healthcare law alone and not repeal any parts of it, a new poll found Tuesday.’…But the poll, conducted by Vanity Fair and ’60 Minutes,’ did nothing of the sort.”
“The truth is the president and his allies in Congress worked overtime to pull together every Medicare cut they could find – nearly $500 billion in all over ten years – and put them into the health law to pay for the massive entitlement expansion they so coveted. They could have used those cuts to pay for the “doc fix” if they had wanted to, as well as for a slightly less expansive health program. But that’s not what they did.”