It’s too late to turn back now… New poll undercuts GOP claims of a midterm mandate
As more Americans actually see the health care provisions in place and the debate has risen out of the school yard level of “Death panilz!” and “Mediscare!” the tide is turning and we see that like many entitlements, the health care bill is becoming entrenched. It appears that the GOP should have offered more salient and adult debate in the beginning to shape it better rather than try for after the fact repeal.
*note that McClatchy papers lean liberal.
WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans want the Congress to keep the new health care law or actually expand it, despite Republican claims that they have a mandate from the people to kill it, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
The post-election survey showed that 51 percent of registered voters want to keep the law or change it to do more, while 44 percent want to change it to do less or repeal it altogether.