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People are Watching (Townhall.com) January 28, 2010

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
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One political myth is that people don’t really pay attention to politics until 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 election time.  But a recent poll by YouGov suggests that isn’t the case—at least where healthcare is concerned.

A recent poll of voters in 11 states likely to have competitive Senate races this fall shows that support for Republican candidates correlates closely to voter opposition to the massive health-care reform bill. In these 11 states, Democrats trail in 6, lead in 2 and 3 are toss-ups, with support for healthcare reform running at only 33-48 percent. 

Amazingly, two-thirds of voters could accurately state how their incumbent senator voted on the healthcare bill. 

This poll, alongside the election in Massachusetts, suggests that incumbents need to watch carefully how they vote on healthcare.  Apparently, and to their surprise, the people are watching—and they’re not happy.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/MediaPlayer/AudioPlayer.aspx?ContentGuid=f7a7178f-e284-4d81-9181-bca0222b590a

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