Reform Law is Key Reason Why GOP Expected to Win Most House Swing Districts

The healthcare reform law is major reason why Republican candidates are expected to win a high percentage of competitive House districts in the upcoming elections, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

While 52 percent of Americans overall are more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to give the healthcare reform law a chance, 55 percent of voters in competitive House districts are more likely to vote for a candidate who wants the law repealed.  

And among independents, seniors, undecided voters and those in the competitive House races, those calling the law "very bad" outweighed those calling it "very good" by margins of 24 to 34 percentage points.

One of the first acts of Republicans winning back control of the House would be voting to repeal the law. If the Senate stays in Democrats' hands, it might not join the House vote, but Republicans may seek to peel away Senate Democrats for their cause and attempt to choke off funding to implement the law.

Meanwhile, if Republican candidates win more state governorships, they could increase the number of states to turning away funding to enact the law and joining lawsuits against the measure.

Read the Wall Street Journal report on healthcare reform.

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