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March 27, 2014


Have Republicans Overplayed Their Hand on Obamacare?

First Read: "Right now, Republicans' strategy for the midterm elections is simple: Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare. And the strategy makes sense given the law's overall unpopularity and the largely red-state playing field in the midterms. But is there a point at which the Obamacare-all-the-time playbook yields diminishing returns? According to a health-care tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 53% of all respondents -- including 51% of independents and even 47% of Republicans -- said they are tired about hearing the debate over the health-care law and think the country should focus on other issues."

"It will be interesting to track similar polling over the next few months. Still, the law remains pretty unpopular; the same poll shows 46% holding an unfavorable view of it, versus 38% with a favorable view (but that's an improvement from January, when it was 50% unfavorable, 34% favorable)."












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