Missouri showed the second-lowest support for the Obamacare among the 10 states polled by Public Policy Polling, whose clients are predominantly Democrat. In results released today, the pollster reported that only 34% of Missourians favored the Democrat health care plan, while a solid majority (55%) opposed it, a 21-point gap.
Maybe that’s why likely Democrat senate nominee Robin Carnahan refuses to take a stand on the bill.
Opponents outnumbered supporters in nine of the ten states. The exception was Maine, where Obamacare was up by a single point, a statistically insignificant margin.
The only polled state where Obamacare fared worse than Missouri was Arkansas, where only 29% favored the plan and fully 60% opposed. The proposal is a major reason Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) is trailing all announced Republican challengers in her expected 2010 reelection bid. Tom Jensen of PPP described Lincoln as “the most likely Senator up for reelection next year to lose.” Considering scandal-plagued Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is also up then, that’s saying something!