Is our long national Obamacare binge winding down?
A veteran Raleigh operative said this week that the folks at home are getting tired of hearing about it. Coincidentally, a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that “just over half the public (53 percent) say they’re tired of hearing about the debate over the ACA and want the country to focus more on other issues, while about four in ten (42 percent) say they think it’s important for the country to continue the debate.”
This suggests that Obamacare may not be Republicans’ silver bullet come November. Six months from now, in fact, swing voters may think – just as they did with Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 – that Republicans are focusing too much on the past and not enough on the future.
The Kaiser poll also found negative attitudes about Obamacare declining: “Among the public overall, general opinion of the ACA moved in a more positive direction this month for the first time since November’s post-rollout negative shift in opinion.”
The public is still negative about Obamacare (38 favorable-46 unfavorable), but that’s down from 34-50 unfavorable in January.
All things must pass away. The Republicans victory parade may be passing by.