Obamacare More Unpopular Now Than The Week It Passed
We were told that, once Obamacare started to be implemented, Americans would come to like it. As if America’s problem with Obamacare were that it was bitter medicine that we citizens didn’t know was good for us yet.
Well we’ve had years now to get acquainted with Obamacare, and opposition to the law is, if anything, more intense than ever.
One week before the election that will likely determine Obamacare’s fate, Americans support its repeal by an even wider margin than they did in the immediate aftermath of its highly unpopular passage.
According to newly released polling from Rasmussen Reports, by a margin of 15 percentage points (54 to 39 percent), likely voters now support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation. In the first three polls taken in the wake of the House’s passage of Obamacare (on March 21, 2010), Rasmussen showed that likely voters then favored repeal by margins of 13 points (55 to 42 percent), 12 points (54 to 42 percent), and 12 points (54 to 42 percent). Cementing Obamacare would be the principal focus of Obama’s second term.
The question is, if Romney wins, what are the chances of repeal? He’s promised, again and again, repeal on “day one” of his presidency, but what if Democrats hold the Senate which they may yet do?
Or what if Republicans keep some of the most egregious parts of the law, such as the ban on pre-existing conditions, which essentially mean a death knell for private insurance?
As unpopular as this law is, we may be stuck with it no matter what the outcome of the coming election.Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, mitt romney, obamacare