WaPo: Moderate Democrats Abandoning Support for ObamaCare

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

Bunch of racists.

The landmark health-reform law passed in 2010 has never been very popular and always highly partisan, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a group of once loyal Democrats has been steadily turning against Obamacare: Democrats who are ideologically moderate  or conservative.

Just after the law was passed in 2010, fully 74 percent of moderate and conservative Democrats supported the federal law making changes to the health-care system. But just 46 percent express support in the new poll, down 11 points in the past year. Liberal Democrats, by contrast, have continued to support the law at very high levels – 78 percent in the latest survey. Among the public at large, 42 percent support and 49 percent oppose the law, retreating from an even split at 47 percent apiece last July.

The shift among the Democratic party’s large swath in the ideological middle is driving an overall drop in party support for the legislation: Just 58 percent of Democrats now support the law, down from 68 percent last year and the lowest since the law was enacted in 2010. This broader drop mirrors tracking surveys by the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation and Fox News polls, both of which found Democratic support falling earlier this year.

You know whose fault this is? Republicans, obviously.

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3 Responses to “WaPo: Moderate Democrats Abandoning Support for ObamaCare”

  1. JoyO on 23/23/13 at 11:10 am

    Well, Obamacare has led to several violations of the Constitution already: (1) It was deemed Constitutional by the Supreme Court only after Roberts unilaterally determined that the mandate was a tax. This decision is in direct conflict with the Constitution which says all tax bills must originate in the House. (2) The mandate that all health insurance must cover abortion and birth control with no religious exclusions is unconstitutional. Lastly, (3) The President’s decision to unilaterally delay the employers’ mandate until 2015 is unconstitutional. He cannot unilaterally change laws passed by Congress. That is why we must call upon Congress to defund Obamacare now.

  2. Doc on 23/23/13 at 1:08 pm

    I’m telling ya just once more….do nothing to impede it, instead make all your efforts to give credit for it to the Dems…oh, and get rid of any Rep congress criter who supported it.