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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rep. Markey, Are You Listening?

I only ask because I wonder if you knew how many of your constituents plan to vote against you if you vote for this health care bill.

58 percent of likely voters in a poll conducted in Colorado’s 4th District will likely vote against Congresswoman Betsy Markey if she votes for Barack Obama’s health care takeover bill this week. The poll was commissioned by Americans for Limited Government (ALG).
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“These results are hardly surprising,” said ALG President Bill Wilson.  “Congresswoman Markey voted against the government takeover of health care in November, and her constituents are watching to see if she will hold the line.”

58 percent voters said they would be less likely to vote for Congresswoman Markey in November if she voted for the bill, which is projected to cost $2.5 trillion over ten years once fully implemented.  Only 38 percent would be more likely to vote for her.

Of those, 71 percent of Independent, unaffiliated voters said they would be less likely to vote for Congresswoman Markey if she voted for the bill.  Only 24 percent said they would be more likely.

See the survey results here.

And here’s another poll with interesting results for incumbents who might support this particular bill. (PDF)

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jed

I’ve read a lot of speculation that the Dem. leadership doesn’t care as much about re-election, as it does about getting more left-wing bureaucracy in place. Because the latter is much harder to get rid of, no matter who controls congress next term.

on Mar 17 2010 @ 03:55 PM

That would seem to be the ideological attitude, Jed, but most Congressmen are pretty self-centered.  The ones in “safe” districts might act that way, but there is a significant number in more competitive districts who are sweating the recklessness of the ideologues and incompetents like Pelosi.

on Mar 19 2010 @ 10:00 AM
jed

I wonder whether DeGette feels safe.

on Mar 19 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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