This poll is bearing out the reality that is materializing. We can thank the hype related to the Sequester which did not result in the end of the world and so far the shutdown hasn’t either but there is one reality for a huge number of people this month and it is that Obamacare is becoming their reality. They are seeing their healthcare premiums rise they are seeing that they are going to have to buy Obama’s approved insurance whether they want to or not. Also this is NOT like 1995. The Democrats have both the Presidency and the Senate this time. It is not the House and Senate against a sitting President.
Too many GOP did not appreciate these differences in their simpleton calculation of the fallout related to this. Part of it is because many of these guys don’t see Obamacare as being that bad. They are insulated in their DC and upper class bubble. The GOP needs to hold the line and they can win this. I just hope they don’t set themselves up for giving up too much because in the end the Democrats are going to be begging for this endless highlighting of Obamacare to be over. Its one reason why you don’t see but a handful of Democrats in very BLUE states/districts coming out in defense of Obamacare. The rest just want it to go away. The only reason they haven’t fractured is because ideologically they agree with the huge bureaucratic approach that is Obamacare. They don’t care home many people lose jobs or are hurt because for them it just presents them more opportunities to give crap away and build even more bureaucracy.
#4, great post.