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Poll: Most Americans are tired of Republicans haranguing about Obamacare

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If Republicans think their never-ending bugaboo about Obamacare will greatly benefit them in the November elections, they might  have another think coming.

The American people generally are weary of it all.

TalkingPointsMemo has the story HERE:

[A] new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation might bring the GOP’s certainty into question: 53 percent of Americans, including 51 percent of independents, say they’re tired of debating Obamacare and think that the country should focus on other issues.

Even among Republicans, the numbers are almost evenly split: 47 percent are tired of the debate, while 49 percent think it should continue.

Democratic operatives have long told TPM that they’re skeptical about claims that Obamacare will be the defining issue of 2014. The law’s unpopularity surged during HealthCare.gov’s disastrous launch last October, but, as the Kaiser poll indicates, its approval and disapproval ratings are returning to pre-launch levels.

“The only trend we’re seeing in the Obamacare debate is that more and more voter fatigue has set in,” Matt Canter, deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told TPM earlier this month. “We’re seeing more and more voters say that they are sick and tired of wasting time and energy on this debate.”

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  1. The voters are sick and tired of hearing about it now. Wait until the full force of the law kicks in. Once that happens it will be top of the political agenda in every election for the rest of my lifetime.

    • What’s the full force of the law going to bring in? I thought we were pretty much there? What more is going to be implemented?

      So far, Obamacare works for me. Brought my monthly premium way down and the level of services way up. No more 10K deductible. Should I be unhappy about all of that?

  2. You personally should be very happy Robert.

    I didn’t say that the ACA as a whole has no benefit. Some will do better, some will do worse. The health care system in this country is undergoing dramatic change. Some of it good, some of it bad.

    Anyone who pretends to know how that change is going to balance out in the end can’t know what they are talking about because the ACA is a moving target. The law is so huge and parts of it so vague that it is impossible to predict how things will turn out. Because of this I am certain that health care politics will become an increasingly important if not dominant topic in elections for the rest of my life.

  3. Mark Boyea

    Don’t these sentences, in the same paragraph, cancel each other out? I’m so confused!

    Anyone who pretends to know how that change is going to balance out in the end can’t know what they are talking about.

    Because of this I am certain that health care politics will become an increasingly important if not dominant topic in elections for the rest of my life.

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