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Obamacare is a Big and Growing Problem for Democrats

Even before the IRS scandal reminded Americans of the unenjoyable prospect of that agency becoming involved in American’s health care decisions, Obamacare was becoming an increasing political problem for the president and for Democrats.

An Economist/YouGov poll released this week suggests just how big a problem it could be.

Some selected results:

  • 50% of respondents said that they expect to pay more for their health insurance because of Obamcare, with only 7 percent expecting to pay less.
  • 35% say they expect Obamacare to make their medical care worse, versus 13 percent who expect better.
  • 34% strongly disapprove of how Obama is handling health care versus 16% who strongly approve.

In the latest case of buyers remorse, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers has called for the repeal of Obamacare, citing risks not only to their members’ health plans but to their members’ ability to find work.

Don’t be surprised if you didn’t hear the story; the media doesn’t like reporting anything which might tend to hurt Obamacare. In fact the Sacramento Bee newspaper took down the roofers’ union statement from their web page. It used to be here. A Google search of one of the first sentences in the roofers’ announcement doesn’t turn up a single “mainstream” media story on the first three pages of results. (I stopped there.)

A couple of foreign policy questions may have interesting political implications, especially for the 2016 presidential race:

  • 45% believe the administration misled the American people about what happened in Benghazi versus 38 percent who say they “shared facts as they became available.”
  • 43% disapprove of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of Benghazi versus 32 percent who approve.
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