You may have seen the recent AP-NORC poll that found health care at the top of Americans' concerns for 2018. But the Kaiser Family Foundation's Drew Altman has a good reality check this morning: It doesn't mean that's what will determine how people vote in the midterms.
Sure, it's at the top of people's minds, because they've been hearing so much about it, Altman writes. But the elections will probably be decided more by how voters feel about specific candidates and about Trump and his administration. Also worth noting: Republicans felt less strongly about health care than Democrats and independents.
Yes, but: Because Democrats do feel strongly about it, don't be surprised if they try to make it an issue — especially after the ACA repeal attempts. If nothing else, Altman writes, it could be a "jump starter for the base."