Obama Aide: Obamacare Won't Be Popular 'Until the President Leaves Office'
On Wednesday, MSNBC's Chuck Todd reported that top Obama insiders privately concede Obamacare is--and will remain--unpopular, despite the administration's enrollment tally claims.
"I had one senior political aide who's known the president for nearly [a] decade, say to me, 'We think the numbers on health care won't move until the president leaves office," Todd said.
Todd also stated, "They were careful to say: you know what, in all honesty, the numbers haven't moved. You talk to the senior political aides, they say, we see the same things you do, the numbers haven't moved, and we don't think the numbers will move."
Democrats are concerned that the November 4th midterm elections will present a problem for the party. Top Democrat pollster Celinda Lake, for example, told The New York Times, "I'm worried this could be a disaster." One Democratic member of Congress even said that Obama was poisonous for Democrats.
Pollster Nate Silver now
predicts a 60% chance that Republicans will take back the Senate, while The Washington Post reports that other election models put GOP chances of winning the Senate at better than 80%.