Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February. […]Reuters' February poll showed just about 25 percent of respondents saying that Democrats had a better plan, which ticked up to 32 percent in this month's survey. Given that Republicans have no plan at all, and no real prospects of really being able of coming up with a plan, it might not be surprising that they've lost six points since March on the issue. Apparently, some Republicans actually do recognize reality.
"In the last couple of weeks, as the exchanges hit their goals, news coverage has been more positive and the support of the Democratic Party on this issue has rebounded," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson.
"It's not that independents are moving their way, it's that Democrats who had previously been a little bit ambivalent in their support are coming back to the party," he said.
One-fifth of respondents said they did not know which party had a better plan, and another fifth said neither party did.
Obamacare isn't just on track, it had an amazingly successful first enrollment period against all odds. Lots of people who didn't have insurance before have it now. Lots of people who had insurance before still have it, and the sky didn't cave in around them because it happened. That's the new reality, and it's the reality Republicans have to try to run against in November. They've got nuthin' else.