Just in time for all the Democrat-incumbents hoping that public disgust over ObamaCare would calm down at some point, the percentage of voters calling for repeal continues to rise.
The latest from the Weekly Standard:
In the first five weeks after ObamaCare’s passage, Americans favored repeal by a whopping 16 points (56 to 40 percent), according to Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters. Now, in the wake of developments such as the news that ObamaCare has actually prompted major corporations to discuss the possibility of dropping their employer-sponsored health plans, that number has risen to 19 points (56 to 37) — and to 28 points among independents (60 to 32 percent). Independents actually favor repeal by more than Democrats oppose it (34 percent of Democrats support repeal, while 58 percent oppose it).
Democrats have been preaching that Americans will soon fall in love with ObamaCare and it will help their re-election efforts. I still haven’t figured out what they’re smoking or whether they truly have some kind of demented thought process which counters reality. Either way, the level of support for repeal is great news for freedom-loving Americans.
Also, keep this in mind:
Nineteen points is bigger than the margin by which anybody has won a U.S. presidential election since Nixon routed McGovern (by 23 points) in 1972. Twenty-eight points is bigger than the popular margin by which anybody has won a presidential election in our entire history. To say that the full repeal of ObamaCare is realistic is merely to state the obvious. To say the opposite is to deny that the voters are the ultimate source of power in America.
So lets be generous and say a presidential candidate can pull less than half of this support, can they win an election by 4 or 5 points simply by running on the platform of repeal and replace? Who knows, that is a long way down the road.
The immediate effects will be felt in 2010 when ObamaCare will be the referendum on the ballot.