Poll: Does Obama’s Post-Rollout Handling of the ACA Help or Hurt Your Party’s Chances in November?

Peter Bell, Sarah Mimms and Michael Catalini
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Peter Bell Sarah Mimms and Michael Catalini
March 13, 2014, 5 p.m.

Does the pres­id­ent’s hand­ling of the Af­ford­able Care Act since its rol­lout help, hurt, or not af­fect your party’s chances in Novem­ber?

DEMO­CRATS (84 VOTES)

Help: 11%
Hurt: 75%
Not af­fect: 14%

Help

“Not sur­pris­ingly, let­ting things settle down and al­low­ing time to work out the kinks helps the pro­gram, the pres­id­ent, and the Demo­crats.”

“A voice­less Cab­in­et and an ig­nored Con­gress has made O-care ad­vocacy a one-man show, but it is not enough.”

Hurt

“Every day it hurts us more and more.”

“Con­sid­er­ing every tar­geted Dem has Obama­care ads run­ning against them, it hurts.”

“It’s no longer pop­u­lar to stand up for the little guy.”

“Not only is it bad me­dia, many people are per­son­ally be­ing jerked around.”

“Ob­vi­ously, it’s been a dis­aster but has been bet­ter of late. Will hurt in 2014, but over time, it will be a boon for the Dems.”

“It hurt, but the pain is re­ced­ing — thank good­ness!”

“The facts that at its core it still doesn’t ‘work’ and that it is called ‘Obama­care’ are killing us in the midterms!”

Not af­fect

“The kinks in the ACA rol­lout have un­der­mined the pres­id­ent’ stature and Demo­crat­ic op­por­tun­it­ies in Novem­ber. But Re­pub­lic­ans have a habit of snatch­ing de­feat from the jaws of vic­tory.”

“The ACA rol­lout could have gone bet­ter, but it is mostly work­ing now, which will neut­ral­ize the poor rol­lout.”

“Neg­at­iv­ity has died down, and now it’s merely a ral­ly­ing cry for the tea party.”

Does the pres­id­ent’s hand­ling of the Af­ford­able Care Act since its rol­lout help, hurt, or not af­fect your party’s chances in Novem­ber?

RE­PUB­LIC­ANS (87 VOTES)

Help: 92%
Hurt: 4%
Not af­fect: 4%

Help

“This law is an al­batross around the necks of Demo­crats in red and swing states, and will re­main so.”

“People hate Obama­care. It was in­eptly con­ceived and has been even more in­eptly ex­ecuted.”

“Even Todd Akin couldn’t mess this up.”

“Heck­uva job, Mr. Pres­id­ent!”

“The midterms will be a judg­ment on every mem­ber of Con­gress who said: If you like your doc­tor, you can keep him/her. If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Most of those people will lose.”

“Only a com­plete Demo­crat­ic par­tis­an could ar­gue any­thing oth­er than this. There is not one shred of data that says the Amer­ic­an pub­lic likes this new law.”

“Obama looks very much like the Dutch boy with his fin­ger in the dike. It’s a tem­por­ary solu­tion to a big un­der­ly­ing prob­lem.”

“Des­per­ate politi­cians do des­per­ate things. The FL-13 res­ult shows it’s not work­ing.”

“Demo­crats won’t be able to get that gum off their feet for years to come. The more they try to mit­ig­ate/fix it, the worse it gets. This will be the is­sue for two or three cycles.”

Hurt

“Noth­ing about this rol­lout has helped them any­where but with their base, which is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly dis­en­chanted.”

Not af­fect

“If Re­pub­lic­ans could of­fer a co­her­ent al­tern­at­ive, then we would be helped. But un­for­tu­nately Re­pub­lic­ans are in­cap­able of em­path­iz­ing with those who were neg­at­ively im­pacted by pre-ACA health care, and they have no plan to im­prove the sys­tem.”

“The rol­lout did all the dam­age we’re go­ing to see. In­creas­ing dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the eco­nomy will move in­to the fore­ground.”

… … …

Demo­crat­ic Polit­ic­al In­siders Jill Alp­er, John An­za­lone, Brad Ban­non, Dave Beat­tie, Andy Bech­hoe­fer, Cor­nell Belch­er, Matt Ben­nett, Mitchell W. Ber­ger, Mike Ber­man, Stephanie Bosh, Paul Brath­waite, Donna Brazile, Mark Brew­er, Ed Bruley, George Bruno, Bon­nie Camp­bell, Bill Car­rick, Guy Cecil, Mar­tin J. Chavez, Tony Coelho, Larry Co­hen, Jerry Craw­ford, Brendan Daly, Jeff Daniel­son, Peter Daou, Howard Dean, Scott De­Fife, Jim De­mers, Tad Dev­ine, Dav­id Di Mar­tino, Debbie Din­gell, Mon­ica Dix­on, Patrick Dor­ton, Pat Du­jakovich, An­ita Dunn, Jeff Eller, Steve El­men­d­orf, Carter Eskew, Vic Fazio, Peter Fenn, Scott Fer­son, Jim Fleischmann, Tina Flournoy, Don Fo­ley, Jef­frey For­bes, Vin­cent Fril­lici, Gina Glantz, Niles Godes, John Mi­chael Gonza­lez, Joe Grand­mais­on, Anna Green­berg, Stan Green­berg, Pat Griffin, Larry Griso­lano, Mi­chael Gron­stal, Lisa Grove, Mar­cia Hale, Jill Hanauer, Dick Har­poot­li­an, Paul Harstad, Laura Hartigan, Doug Hat­t­away, Mike Henry, Kar­en Hicks, Leo Hindery Jr., Har­old Ickes, Mar­cus Jadotte, John Jameson, Steve Jard­ing, Jona­thon Jones, Jim Jordan, Gale Kauf­man, Lisa Koun­toupes, Celinda Lake, Dav­id Lang, Penny Lee, Chris Le­hane, Jeff Link, Bob Malo­ney, Jim Man­ley, Steve Marchand, Jim Mar­gol­is, Paul Maslin, Keith Ma­son, Susan Mc­Cue, Ger­ald McEntee, Steve McMa­hon, Tom McMa­hon, Phil Mc­Namara, Dav­id Med­ina, Mi­chael Mee­han, Mark Mell­man, John Mer­rigan, Mi­chael Mon­roe, Steve Murphy, Janet Na­pol­it­ano, Dav­id Nas­sar, Mar­cia Nich­ols, John Nor­ris, Tom Ochs, Tom O’Don­nell, Jef­frey Peck, De­bora Pig­na­telli, Tony Podesta, Je­frey Pol­lock, Jack Quinn, Larry Rasky, Mame Re­iley, Ed Rendell, Steve Ric­chetti, Will Robin­son, Steve Rosenth­al, Dav­id Rudd, Ry­an Rudom­in­er, John Ry­an, Mi­chael Sar­geant, Stephanie Schriock, Terry Shu­maker, Sean Sin­clair, Phil Sing­er, Erik Smith, Doug Sosnik, Greg Speed, Darry Sragow, Ken Strasma, Doug Thor­nell, Jef­frey Tram­mell, Ed Tur­l­ing­ton, Rick Wien­er, James Wil­li­ams, JoDee Win­ter­hof, Bri­an Wolff, Jon Young­dahl, and Jim Zo­gby.

GOP Polit­ic­al In­siders Dan Al­len, Stan An­der­son, Gary An­dres, Saul­i­us (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bain­wol, Bri­an Baker, Gary Bauer, Dav­id Beck­with, Paul Ben­necke, Clark Ben­son, Wayne Ber­man, Bri­an Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Bla­lock, Car­mine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bon­jean, Jeff Bu­ley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Carde­n­as, Danny Car­roll, Alex Cas­tel­lanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cic­coni, Jonath­an Col­le­gio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Cor­man, Scott Cot­ting­ton, Jay Cran­ford, Greg Crist, Di­ane Crookham-John­son, Fer­gus Cul­len, Tom Dav­is, Mike Den­nehy, Ken Duber­stein, Debi Durham, Sara Fa­gen, Frank Fahren­kopf, John Fee­hery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Ben­jamin Gins­berg, Dav­id Gir­ard-di­Carlo, Bill Green­er, Jonath­an Grella, Lanny Grif­fith, Janet Mullins Gris­som, Doug Gross, Todd Har­ris, Steve Hart, Chris­toph­er Healy, Ral­ph Hell­mann, Chris Hen­ick, Terry Holt, Dav­id Ian­nel­li, Ed Ingle, Jim In­no­cenzi, Clark Judge, Dav­id Keat­ing, Dav­id Ken­sing­er, Bob Kjel­lander, Ed Kut­ler, Chris La­Civ­ita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, Steve Lom­bardo, Kev­in Mad­den, Joel Maiola, Gary Malo­ney, Dav­id Mar­in, Mary Matal­in, Dan Mat­toon, Bri­an Mc­Cor­mack, Mark McKin­non, Kyle Mc­Slar­row, Ken Mehl­man, Jim Mer­rill, Lisa Cam­ooso Miller, Tim Mor­ris­on, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nel­son, Neil Ne­w­house, Dav­id Nor­cross, Zi­ad Ojakli, Jack Oliv­er, Todd Olsen, Kev­in O’Neill, Con­nie Par­toy­an, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, Dav­id Rehr, Tom Reyn­olds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, Dav­id Roeder­er, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, An­drew Shore, Kev­in Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steep­er, Bob Steven­son, Terry Sul­li­van, Dav­id Tamasi, Eric Tan­en­blatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Tim­mons, War­ren Tomp­kins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Don­gen, Jan van Lo­huizen, Stew­art Ver­dery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee West­ine, Dave Win­ston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Mat­thew Zablud. 

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