Have you seen any headlines today noting ObamaCare was at it’s lowest approval ever? Neither have we. The Washington Post manufactured a poll last week claiming it had a 49% approval, which just so happened to coincide with Obama claiming 7.1 million people have signed up for his mess and then declaring the debate over.
Well, not so fast.
How big is ObamaCare in this year’s midterms? More than 80 percent of respondents in a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for USA Today said that a candidate’s stance on the troubled health law is important to them, with 54 percent saying it is “very important.” The worst news for Democrats is that among the majority of registered voters who said the law was “very important,” there were twice as many opponents as there were supporters. Overall, support for the signature Obama initiative, which pairs expanded welfare and entitlement programs with far-reaching regulations on health insurance, fell to 37 percent. That’s the lowest level since the summer after the law was passed in 2010 when incumbents’ town halls across the country erupted with ObamaCare outrage. The takeaway: The electoral climate this year is defined by ObamaCare and the forecast is getting worse for Democrats.
How can this be after last week’s victory lap? We’re almost believing that contrived dog-and-pony show was all for media consumption.
Dems need to scare up a stampede – Some race watchers may deduce from the poll that the constant efforts by President Obama and his fellow Democrats to frighten and mobilize base voters will be inadequate in the face of an overall political climate as dire as the one described by the Pew/USA Today poll. But the survey actually shows the importance of efforts to provoke a stampede of liberals to the polls. With centrist voters trending away from Democrats and a majority of independents beyond the reach of Democratic pleas for more mercy on the law, an agitated Democratic base could make the difference between just losing the Senate majority and a rout. If the GOP gets a major wave going, it could Republicans in a place to actually pass legislation rather than just blocking Obama’s efforts.
No wonder the White House and the left is in such a panic they’ve resorted to low-rent stunts like Paycheck Fairness and other nonsense designed to bamboozle their low-information base. If you thought that was pathetic we’ve got nearly seven more months of stupidity to come, and nothing they concoct can stop the coming tsunami.
Oh, and about that WaPo poll? Never mind.
Oh, and about those alleged 7.1 million enrollees? Homina homina…