Some good news for 2018 Senate Dems on health care
Here’s one bright spot for the 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election this year in states that President Trump won: Their constituents aren’t too fired up against the Affordable Care Act. Our Axios/Survey Monkey poll shows that most voters in all 10 states want Congress to either modify the law or leave it alone, rather than try to repeal it.
Why it matters: Repeal is still a strong motivator for the GOP base, but that’s about the extent of its political potency. And most of these 10 Democrats have already tried to stake out a middle ground on health care, opposing the ACA repeal while also not joining their party’s shift toward embracing a single-payer system.