Will Romneycare Doom Romney? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Will Romneycare Doom Romney?

The Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza examines how damaging the Massachusetts health care law could be for Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy. Based on an ABC News/Washington Post poll, Cillizza concludes: “The short answer: It’s far from great but nowhere near a campaign ender just yet.”

That’s probably right, but it’s worth noting that Rudy Giuliani’s pro-choice position on abortion didn’t seem to hurt him much in the 2007 polls. It certainly hurt him when the votes were counted. It turned out to be a major driver of his decision to skip the early states. This story hasn’t been written yet.

Republicans and Republican-leaning independents oppose Romneycare by 41 percent 21 percent. The poll found a full 56 percent of those describing themselves as “very conservative” were against it. Nearly four in ten had no opinion, a number likely to change as the campaign wears on.

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