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Repeal Obamacare? The Voters Will Decide

By    |   Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:53 PM EDT

The Supreme Court has ruled on Obamacare and now it’s the voters’ turn.
Strategists for Republicans and Democrats are now scrambling to refocus their campaigns around health care.

The ensuing battle could resemble 2010, when the Democrats lost control of the House and nearly the Senate, after both sides clashed over President Barack Obama’s signature health care bill.
And more bad news for the Democrats and their feeble 53-47 lead in the Senate: Control of the upper house is clearly up for grabs.

According to a recent Gallup survey, about three-quarters of registered voters think most members of Congress do not deserve to be re-elected.

That's the highest percentage the poll has ever registered in its 19 years of posing the question.

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The high court’s decision on Obamacare gives Americans a “very clear reason for people to go to the polls,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Newsmax during an exclusive sit-down interview.

He says the Supreme Court’s surprising decision has given Americans even more reason to support his bid to unseat Obama.

“I think in the election this November, people who know they don’t want Obamacare will have to vote out President Obama, and that’s a plus for me,” says Romney.

He adds, “Obamacare is not good law; it’s not good policy. The American people didn’t want it in 2010. That’s one of the reasons we picked up so many seats in the House and Senate.”

Fifteen of the 60 Democrats and independents who voted to approve Obama’s health care law are up for re-election this year.

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The GOP only needs to pick up four seats to take control of the Senate should Obama win re-election; three should Mitt Romney win, as his GOP vice president would snap a tie.

Of those seeking re-election, the GOP’s best chance for pickups are most likely in Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Missouri, and Florida.

“As for the effect of the ruling, I don’t think it changes anything,” says Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

“In races where it was already important, it will remain important, and in races where it wasn’t important, it won’t suddenly become important.”

He says the Supreme Court’s ruling simply puts the Affordable Care Act back into political play, but the debate remains unwavering.

“Democrats largely want to uphold it, and Republicans largely want to dump it. Those arguments haven’t changed as a result of the ruling,” says Kondik.
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, while voter support rose for Obama’s health care overhaul following the High Court’s adjudication, most Americans still oppose the law.

In the new survey, more than half of all registered voters — 53 percent — said they are more likely to vote for a member of Congress if he plans to repeal the law, up from 46 percent before the ruling.

Romney has made it clear that he will run against Obamacare.

In fact, within hours of the decision, the former Massachusetts governor asked voters to toss Obama out of office to eliminate the law, which he promises to repeal and replace if he wins the White House in November.

Americans “don’t want to see greater deficits passed on to our kids. These things are all part of the Obamacare story,” says Romney.

He concludes, “I think that’s one of the reasons we’ll get more energy and passion in this election, more urgency in this election to replace the president than might have occurred had the bill been struck down.”

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:53 PM
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