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U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) lead a news conference with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 4, 2013. Washington headed into the fifth day of a partial governme
While the Republican House of Representatives is preparing to vote on what is basically their 52nd attempt to repeal Obamacare wholly or in part, a new poll from Bloomberg shows the foolishness of that agenda.
President Barack Obama’s health-care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64 percent of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes. […]

“Things definitely seem to be getting better,” said Paul Attard, 50, a political independent in Evergreen, Colorado and a program manager for a cell-phone company who wants the law modified rather than repealed. “It seems like they are getting a lot more people to join. It’s a sign that the system is working.” […]

Fifty-one percent of Americans favor retaining the Affordable Care Act with “small modifications,” while 13 percent would leave the law intact and 34 percent would repeal it. That’s the highest level of public acceptance for the law yet in the Bloomberg poll.

While Republicans are going to keep running on repealing Obamacare, more and more people are going to come to the conclusion Mr. Attard has. It's working, so why abandon it. And why spend so much time and energy on it? Meanwhile, Democrats will continue to hit the issue that is key to voters right now: economic fairness.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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