A new USA Today / Gallup survey could mean curtains for Democrats in the Granite State.
The survey shows that the health care law ushered in by President Barack Obama and the then-Democratic controlled Congress in 2010 could be a major drag on Democrats in so-called swing states in the 2012 election. New Hampshire was included among the swing states.
Only 38% of registered voters in twelve swing states, including New Hampshire, believe the healthcare law is a “good thing,” while 53% see it as a “bad thing.” Fifty-three percent of respondents said they favor repeal of the law, 32% strongly favor repeal. An astounding 76% of respondents believe the law’s requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance is unconstitutional.
The news is almost all bad for New Hampshire Democrats. Unanimously, state Democrats loudly vocalized their support for the unpopular law this month in their reflexive support for the law’s mandate that religiously-based institutions must provide “free” contraception coverage to employees, in contravention of a historically Constitutional respect for religious liberty.
For example, both Democrat gubernatorial candidates Jackie Cilley and Maggie Hassan claimed last week that Republicans who oppose ObamaCare were anti-woman. Turns out, the vast majority of voters happen to agree with Republicans.
In addition, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who lost her Congressional seat in 2010 in part because of her support for ObamaCare, remains an ardent supporter. “I believed it would be a huge help for the average American,” she wrote recently. “And it has been.”