LOL, okay. Now you know why people voted the way they did. The facts are,
2010 52% of all Americans opposed the ACA. This resulted in a 52-44 margin of all Americans voting for Republican congressional candidates letting the GOP gain 63 seats and retake control of the House of Representatives.

2014 27% of all Americans were saying the ACA was hurting them vs. 16% who said it helped them. The people were saying the law hurts more folks than it helps. 53% of all Americans opposed the ACA. Due to this Americans voted 52-46 for Republican congressional candidate enabling them to retain control of the house. More importantly, Americans voted 52-43 in the senate elections enabling the Republicans to pick up 9 senate seats and take control of the senate.

The opposition to the ACA in 2016 40% in favor/49% against helped Trump defeat Clinton. Of those opposing the ACA, Trump won them 82-13 over Hillary Clinton.

https://www.cnn.com/election/2016/results/exit-polls/national/president

Then in 2018, once Trump made the ACA popular the year before, 47% favor, 40% oppose, it helped the Democrats regain the house, the Democrats gaining 44 seats as Americans voted for the Democratic congressional candidates 54-45.

Although in 2018, I think the dislike of Trump had much more to do with the the American People kicking out the Republicans than the ACA. But no doubt, the ACA figured into it.

These are the facts. I posted the links prior. Now Jeffrey, you can try to dispute the facts if you like. But I take that as more a partisan rant than disputing the facts the ACA played a major role in deciding the 2010 House elections, the 2014 senate elections, probably a significant role in the 2016 election. Less, but also played a role in 2018.

Once the American people became use to the ACA, where it fit into their comfort zone, Trump and the GOP were politically stupid to try to repeal it. All that did was make a piece of legislation that had been highly unpopular, popular. Without Trump, in my opinion the ACA would still be unpopular. But that's irrelevant, the ACA certainly influenced if not decided certain elections. What I found strange was in 2012 when Obama beat Romney, neither talked about the ACA or made it a campaign issue. Most likely because of RomneyCare in Massachusetts when Romney was governor. He didn't have a leg to stand on.

Now which facts are you disputing here?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_and_democrats_health_care_plan-1130.html

https://news.gallup.com/poll/178094/say-health-law-hurt-instead-helped.aspx

Or didn't you read the whole post before you went off on a partisan rant?

Last edited by perotista; 10/19/21 01:10 PM.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.