Not only have Democrats not experienced a healthcare bounce, they’re seeing a healthcare plunge, according to Gallup.
The Democratic Party’s favorable rating has dropped to its lowest level ever: 41 percent, according to Gallup in a story first reported by the WashingtonExaminer.com
In addition to Rep. Bart Stupak, one of the key legislators who broke the tide for President Obama on healthcare passage but now is giving up his seat, other Democrats are either retiring or on the verge. Elsewhere, once strong incumbent seats are up for grabs.
As Congress returns to work after a two-week Easter break, the choice before the majority party is this, according to The Examiner: keep plunging ahead or start running for cover?
Many Democrats laid low over the holidays and in local news coverage were mostly mum about health care during the spring break.
Freshman Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada, who won her suburban Las Vegas district in 2008 with an Obama tailwind, had a meeting with female doctors to discuss the legislation but otherwise stayed low.
“It’s more of a teaching tour than a selling tour,” she told the Associated Press. She now trails former Republican state Sen. Joe Heck by 5 points, and there is little sign that her constituents are in a mood to be educated, the Examiner concludes.
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