by Kevin “Coach” Collins
When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind.
Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing the things they hate?
Clearly it takes more than bottom line election results to convince these “experts.” Nevertheless, what those of us who know how to pour water out of a boot knew all along has been scientifically validated.
A recent Pew survey discovered that 54% of those who intend to vote next November see Obamacare as “very important.” Of those voters 2 of every 3 hate the law and this is an undeniable motivator for getting voters to the polls next fall.
After reviewing the Pew results Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran remarked, “If you don’t care about Obamacare, you’re less likely to vote. If you think Obamacare is good, it’s not a big issue for you. But if you think it’s bad, it’s an intense one.”
Moran was likely referring to the numbers of people who now “don’t know” how they feel about Obamacare that Pew found.
The percentage of “don’t know” or wouldn’t answer respondents has grown from 5% to 12% just from December to February. Liberals would likely insist this is a good sign (they insist everything is a “good sign” for them), but it seems more likely that this increase is the byproduct of true believers coming to understand they have been lied to by Barack Obama.
The honest mixture of respondents, (Republicans 42% Democrats 39%) makes this a serious piece of information for anyone who will listen. Obamacare can turn this November into a big disappointment for Democrats.
Republican establishment are you listening?