we predicted, the momentary "surge" of "support" for Obamacare after it was declared constitutional by a convoluted Supreme Court (a surge showing that "only" 52% of Americans wanted it repealed) was no more than a dead cat bounce. And a pathetic one at that. Rasmussen has produced its 100th poll on public opinion regarding health care reform, and the results are basically unchanged from the previous 99:
Most voters still aren’t convinced: They want President Obama’s national health care law repealed as they have said consistently since the measure was passed by Congress over two years ago.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor the repeal of the health care law, while 41% are opposed. These findings include 43% who Strongly Favor repeal and 31% who Strongly Oppose it.
a craven coward, and if some in the media viewed the law objectively?
Even better - imagine if Mitt Romney had the guts to campaign full-on for repeal, tying it in to his economic message by clearly explaining how it would devastate the economy and enslave taxpayers for generations. It would be a game-changer:
A newly released Rasmussen poll asked likely voters, “If Mitt Romney is elected President and Republicans win control of Congress, how likely is it that the health care law will be repealed?” Only 40 percent of independents said that it’s “very likely....”
Perhaps independents’ skepticism results from their now having waited more than two full years for the “replace” part of the GOP’s “repeal and replace” slogan to materialize. Perhaps it is a result of Romney’s reluctance — so far — to offer up anything more than a few lines about why repeal is needed or what real reform would entail. Perhaps it stems from Republicans’ past failures to show the sort of willpower (even when pushing highly popular proposals like repeal) that President Obama showed in ramming Obamacare through Congress in the face of stiff opposition from the American people
Leave this issue off the table, Mitt, and you'll be leaving voters home on election day. Voters that would have been yours, and could have made the difference...