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TO NATIONAL, AND POLITICAL EDITORS:
New National Poll: Obamacare to Drain Support for Democratic
Candidates in 2014
PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nagging concerns
over The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, appear likely to cost the
Democratic Party during the 2014 congressional elections, according to
the latest survey by The Robert Morris University Polling Institute
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The poll surveyed 1,006 American adults, and also found that former
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
are the early favorites for their party's presidential nominations in
Among the major findings:
-- Two-fifths of all respondents, or 40%, indicate they are somewhat
or much less likely to support a candidate that supported or voted for
Obamacare than those (32.5 indicating they would be somewhat or much
more likely to support a candidate who supported or voted for the Act.
-- Among likely voters who are Republicans, the leading contenders for
the Republican nomination for president are former Florida Governor
Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Congressman Paul
Ryan, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and New
Jersey Governor Chris Christie (in declining order).
-- Among likely voters who are Democrats, the leading contenders for
the Democratic nomination for president are former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, New York Governor Andrew
Cuomo and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (in declining order).
"What really jumps out here is gender and marital status. Among likely
voters in this poll, the opposition to Obamacare is being driven by
women," said RMU political scientist Philip Harold. "Male likely
voters are actually in favor of Obamacare according to our poll."
Among likely voters who are men, 43.6% said they would be more likely
to vote for a member of Congress who voted for The Affordable Care
Act, versus 39.2% who would be less likely. Among women, however,
45.4% are more likely to vote against a pro-Obamacare candidate versus
29.1% who would vote for an Obamacare supporter.
Harold noted that married women have the strongest antipathy to the
Affordable Care Act, opposing it 50.3% to 24.2%.
SOURCE Robert Morris University
/CONTACT: Jonathan Potts, 412-397-5291
/Web Site: http://www.rmu.edu
CO: Robert Morris University
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