Great news out today for the GOP!
We have to combine two recent polls and two news stories to see the full effect.
First up is a story from The Hill, which says the #1 issue to voters in the Midterms is healthcare, with 22% of voters saying this is their #1 issue.
That may surprise you if you excepted the economy to be #1 because we all know “it’s the economy, stupid!” But don’t worry, the economy followed with a close second at 19%.
From The Hill, take a look:
More than 1 in 5 voters, 22 percent, said in a new NBC News–Wall Street Journal poll that health care is their top issue in the November midterm elections.
The economy and jobs followed at 19 percent, with guns at 13 percent, taxes and spending at 11 percent and immigration at 10 percent.
The poll found Democrats are more likely to consider health care a top issue.
Thirty-two percent of Democrats said health care was a top issue for them, while 17 percent said guns.
Twenty-six percent of Republicans said the economy and jobs are top issues for them in November, while 15 percent pointed to taxes and spending.
Now, here's where it gets good.
Because according to a new report out today from Breitbart, a majority of Americans blame Obama, not Trump for the current state of the healthcare system!
In other words Democrats, "UH OH!" .... Carl Lewis thinks you're in trouble:
But you won't be "making up for it now".
Nope, it looks more and more like a giant red Tsunami is headed your way!
A majority of Americans blame former President Barack Obama, not President Donald Trump, for the current state of health care and Obamacare in the final weeks of the 2018 midterms, according to a poll released on Friday.
As America approaches the final weeks of the November midterm elections, a majority of Americans across the aisle hold Obama primarily responsiblefor the current state of health care in America, signaling a significant shift in which a majority of Democrats and Independents’ now blame, or credit, the former Democrat president for the current state of health care.
In October, 56 percent of registered voters blamed Obama for the state of health care, 20 percent remain unsure who deserves the blame, and 24 percent of voters said President Trump serves as the most significant factor in the current state of health care.
In contrast, 29 percent of Democrats blamed Trump, 24 percent of Independents blamed Trump, while only 21 percent of Republicans said Trump has the primary blame for America’s health care system.
In March 2018, 44 percent of all voters said that Obama was most responsible for the state of health care, 28 percent did not know who was to blame, while 28 percent blamed Trump. This increase represents a 12-point swing towards blaming Obama for the current state of health care, thanks to a rise in Democrats and Independents presumably crediting Obama for the state of health care.
Wendy Whitman Cobb, a political scientist at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, said that a growing number of voters that blamed Obama for the current state of health care suggested that Democrats have attempted to cast themselves as the party of health care.
“They’re branding themselves as the party that’s going to save your health care, because the Republicans supposedly want to take it away,” Whitman Cobb said. “They’re running towards the ACA and health care to claim it as their own.”
Fifty-three percent of Democrats said Obama was primarily responsible for the state of health care, compared to 53 percent of Independents, and 59 percent of Republicans who also primarily blamed Obama for the current state of health care.