I remember watching some of the fight over Obamacare. Watching the votes on C-Span. But that's about all. The ACA didn't affect me, so I paid little attention to it. What I did pay attention to, for my forecasts was the polls of those in favor and those oppose. When it passed, I knew the GOP was in for a red wave. I just didn't realize how big a red wave that was to be. 63 house seats lost, 8 senate seats lost. Like I said before, don't make independents angry at you if you want to win elections and in this case, retain huge majorities in both the House and the Senate.
As for the infrastructure bill and the 3.5 trillion budget. Americans want the infrastructure passed. The 3.5 trillion budget, not so much.
72% are in favor of the infrastructure bill, 28% oppose
3.5 trillion budget, 49% in favor, 51% oppose
my opinion, failure to pass the infrastructure bill would hurt the Democrats big time among independents. That bill is how most independents think congress should work, bipartisan, compromise, coming to a mutual agreement. The 3.5 trillion budget is no big thing to them. Passing it or not is kind of irrelevant, the budget bill is the kind of bill that comes from a congress that won't work together, won't compromise. So what happens to that, passed or not, it won't hurt or help the democrats either way as far as independents are concerned. Just my take.https://thehill.com/homenews/senate...pport-for-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill