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A Pivotal Political Moment on Health Care
Tuesday, July 31 2012
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Download this file (072512_Dcorps-WVWV_FQ.pdf)Frequency Questionnaire[ ]299 Kb
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Download this file (DCorps_WV_Health_Care_FINAL_updated graphs.pdf)Memo[ ]853 Kb

Republicans are running heatedly on health care – repealing “ObamaCare” – and it is a cornerstone of their strategy.  Winning on health care is critical to their motivation and to what they believe is the edge they need to ultimately prevail over Obama and congressional Democrats in November.  This poll suggests that they are right that health care will be a significant factor in the vote, but very wrong on the consequences.  If Democrats take up the debate with confidence—educate voters on the benefits and, above all, denounce the battle to repeal and refight health care—they will win the issue.  Support for health care reform has risen steadily over this year; if proponents engage the issue, it is more likely to help than hurt in November.[1]  

Unmarried women – one of the main beneficiaries of health care reform – and one of the groups most affected by the economic crash—are also politically disengaged.  Their support for Obama now falls short of their 2008 vote by 10 points.  Importantly, they are also the voters who learn the most in this argument.  If Democrats take up health care in a serious way that is both educative and compelling—they are likely to make their biggest gains among these voters.

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