The latest. From Sunday to Monday, 29,000 signed up for health insurance on the ACA health exchange site. It seems, despite all of the gop's fearmongering, there is a surge beginning.
There are too many people lacking health insurance; they will enroll. This program will get more popular by the day and especially after the first of the year when people actually start using their new Obamacare.
This will be a negative issue for the gop as it could really backfire on them.
I remember when Real Clear Politics had Romney up and even winning on election day. When it comes to presidential polls, I only look at Nate Silvers', polls.
Yes, I am counting Colorado as blue for presidential elections only. There is a sizable amount of Hispanics in the state. Pa has a history of fooling the gop presidential candidate, they spend a lot of money there and still lose. Ohio has seen a resurgence in the amount of turnout from blacks the past 2 elections. Iowa, who cares? Christie would also probably lose NC.
Between Christie and Hilliary, Hilliary would certainly win!
I think that's what a lot of people see in Christie, someone who might be able to break through the partisan road blocks, which are clearly a problem in Washington today. Much like Romney, he's a conservative governor from a liberal state, except he has a bit more personality than Romney did.
His biggest challenge is going to be winning the Republican bid in the first place, because he's not socially conservative. If he wins the Republican nomination, he'll be able to pander to the middle quite well. The only question will be how much of the far right he loses in the process and then, will it matter?
On RealClearPolitics, the latest polls show a 5 point lead for Christie in Iowa over Clinton, only a 1 point lead for Clinton over Christie in Ohio, a 4 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Pennsylvania, a 2 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Virginia, an 8 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Colorado, and only a 2 point lead for Clinton in Florida over Christie. That's not counting New Jersey, and its 14 electoral votes that normally go blue but could turn in favor of the governor they voted in with a landslide victory.
If you took last year's election and switched Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Iowa from blue to red, then you can take your pick of either Florida or Ohio, and it throws the election over to Christie's side. There is a long time between now and 2016, so a lot will certainly change, but the sentiment of the public isn't nearly as left leaning as you make it out to be. There is a very strong center that will have a say in the election, and if someone more moderate like Christie gets the nomination from the GOP side, there will be a lot of swing states in play.
By the way, I'm not sure where you get your 246 count from. You must be counting Colorado as a solid blue state.
The democrats are not worried about Christie. The democrats are only concerned with getting their base out to the polls. Damn the so-called platforms, it is all about math.
In a general election for president, the democrats already can reasonably claim 246 electoral votes, it only takes 270 to win. I can see Christie losing the southwest, N. C., Va, FL.
Christie has skeletons in his closet. He was vetted by Romney as his vp running mate, but, issues were present in his past, so they left him by the wayside. Also, What has Christie actually accomplished? He did a hell of a jb during the aftermath of Sandy, however, he was hugging Obama like they were long lost lovers.
Once again, I don't listen to or read Fox News sites, and I don't listen to talk radio.
I typically read CNN or CNBC to get as little partisan influence in my news as possible, and I know those sites likely have a slight left lean.
Watch the mid-terms, not so much for the GOP-Dem battles, but watch the GOP primaries to see how the Tea Party faction fares this time around. That'll tell you a lot about the direction things are going with the GOP.
If the mainstream GOP is successful in quieting the extreme, you can bet Christie will be on the ballot in 2016, and that'll spell a difficult battle for Hillary. A lot of polls already show a Christie lead over Hillary in some swing states, and in others, the margin is at best a couple points.
There you go again listening to partisan hacks. There are only a hand full of dems, all running in red states, that are distancing themselves from the ACA. The other myth has already been debunked, the sticker shock. Every one who complained of sticker shock, the news media went behind them and checked on the exchange. In 99% of the cases they found that those people complaining would be able to get insurance on the ACA exchanges for less money than they were paying. One gentleman came on fox and said, as a small businessman, he would probably have to close up because of the extra cost of Obamacare. Well, the news media checked him out and found that he only had 2 employees and was therefore exempt from the ACA.
You are the one behind on the latest news. The ACA had 1.5 million people to visit the site today with no computer crashes. There has already been 1.5 million new people added to Medicaid through the ACA in the states that had the good sense to participate. This law will be successful. Until there is enough young healthy adults signed up, the subsidies will keep the overall prices down. Remember, medicare and medicare, part D started out very shaky too. But, now the American people swear by it.
In Va., you are totally wrong. People backed away from Cuccinelli because they saw, from day one that he couldn't win. He had pissed off too many women and had zero support from minorities. Hell, he had the weakest democrat that they could find to run against and he still lost.
Grove, we are at the stage now where if the democrats come out and vote, the gop loses. When you tell those poor people who are not reliable voters that the gop is trying to take their healthcare away from them, they will go to the polls. It is almost a 100 to 1 poor the didn't have healthcare but have it now thanks to the dems than the less than 1 percent that cry sticker shock.
Grove, except in a few deep south red districts and states, the gop is underwater. The numbers are just not with them, women, minorities, etc. Without getting more of a share of these voters, the gop will lose.
Grove, the middle that you talk abut just doesn't exist anymore. This is now between the have nots, the haves and the have mores. There are more haves and have nots than the other. This is where the election will be decided.
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