After Ramming Through Obamacare Dems Lose Senior Vote
More bad news for the radical left in Washington.
After they rammed through their socialized plan for rationed health care, the Dems lost the senior vote.
No wonder Obama’s releasing SWAT on the grannies.
And, unfortunately for dems, the seniors are far more likely to vote in nonpresidential elections than young voters are.
A George Washington University Battleground Poll in April found that only 36 percent of likely voters who were 65 and older approved of the health care law, which expands and mandates health insurance coverage. That was the lowest approval rating of any voter age group.
For November’s congressional elections, the poll found that seniors are far more inclined to vote for Republicans than for Democrats, by 48 percent to 33 percent.
“Other than enthusiasm of our base, it’s probably the biggest problem we face,” said Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster partner of the bipartisan poll.
Seniors’ view of the health overhaul could change before the elections, of course. Several insurers have announced in recent days that they’ll speed up their participation in some consumer-friendly elements of the law. Further, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, on Thursday announced his plans to put politics aside in the interest of making the overhaul work for residents of his state, a move that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius praised.
Seniors are far more likely to vote in nonpresidential elections than young voters are. In the latest Gallup tracking poll, 41 percent of seniors were “very enthusiastic” about voting this year, nearly twice as high as registered voters younger than 30.