Government Medicine: Poison at the Polls

No wonder the Democrats have to bribe their own Senators and Congressmen to vote for Obamacare: all poll data indicate that the measure (whatever it is at the moment) is deeply unpopular, and the latest numbers from Nebraska suggest that anyone who votes for government medicine, representing other than a deep-blue state, is in serious trouble.
Rasmussen polled Nebraska voters in a matchup between Ben Nelson, who supplied the decisive vote in the Senate, against Republican governor Dave Heineman. The result was stunning: Heineman by two to one.
It may not be unprecedented for an incumbent Senator to trail by 30 points in a hypothetical matchup, but it is certainly extraordinary. One notable finding from the same poll is that Nebraskans are unimpressed by the bribe that Nelson accepted on their behalf:

Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed.

Despite all the efforts of the Democratic Party, most Americans don’t like corruption, even when it is supposedly for their benefit.


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