Pollster Scott Rasmussen Says, Conservative interest in the presidential election hit “stratospheric levels” Following SCOTUS Decision on Obamacare/Obamatax (VIDEO)
In an interview with Newsmax, pollster Scott Rasmussen stated that since the US Supreme Court made its ruling that Obamacare was Constitutional based on the Congresses right to tax … conservative enthusiasm and against Obamacare is at “stratospheric levels. The enthusiasm gap is going to make a great difference in the 2012 elections. The SCOTUS ruling has appeared to awake a sleeping giant, especially since Obamacare was misrepresented to “We the People” as a bait and switch and deemed a tax by the SCOTUS.
Conservative interest in the presidential election hit “stratospheric levels” following last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, noted pollster and author Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax.TV.
“All that did was energize conservatives,” declared Rasmussen in an exclusive interview on Monday. “The conservative interest in the election was already much higher than that of moderates and liberals. It went up to really stratospheric levels right after the ruling. We don’t know if that will continue or if it’s just a temporary response to the news cycle.”
How will this translate to the 2012 election coupled with the continued poor economy for President Barack Obama and Democrats? The backlash against this unpopular bill was part of the cause why Democrats took a shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, even after the SCOTUS ruled the law Constitutional, 52% want Obamatax repealed while only 39% support it. The economy still remains the #1 issue with the American people. However, Barack Obama braces at the end of this week for June’s job data.
Weak June manufacturing numbers released Monday intensified concern about the fragility of the economic recovery and turned election-watchers’ attention toward unemployment numbers due out at the end of this week.
The reports, just four months before voters cast their ballots in the presidential election, come amid a wave of bad news on the global economy, which is seen by both the White House and President Obama’s critics as the most potent threat to his chances of securing a second term in office.