It’s no wonder Obama and the Democrats do not want to discuss their signature, crowning legislation: it’s still unpopular, especially in swing states
(USA Today) The health care overhaul that President Obama intended to be the signature achievement of his first term instead has become a significant problem in his bid for a second one, uniting Republicans in opposition and eroding his standing among independents.
That’s because most people aren’t idiots, and understand that ObamaCare will actually drive costs up while eroding actual health care.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a clear majority of registered voters call the bill’s passage “a bad thing” and support its repeal if a Republican wins the White House in November. Two years after he signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act— and as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about its constitutionality next month — the president has failed to convince most Americans that it was the right thing to do.
In the poll, Obama lags the two leading Republican rivals in the 12 states likely to determine the outcome of a close race in November:
•Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum tops Obama 50%-45% in the swing states. Nationwide, Santorum’s lead narrows to 49%-46%.
•Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney edges Obama 48%-46% in the swing states. Nationwide, they are tied at 47% each.
It’s not really true that Obama doesn’t ever talk about Obamacare, he just tends to do it at closed fundraisers where rich people are paying $30k a plate, and do not really care, because they aren’t worried about their health care going in the crapper.
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