Senator Ben Nelson and his friends (of the leftist MSM) have discovered that the senator from Nebraska may have committed political suicide by voting for ObamaCare. Yahoo! News reports that, according to pollster Scott Rasmussen, Nelson would only receive 30% of the votes if elections were held today, while his (unnamed) Republican competitor could count on 61%. That’s a massive gap of 31%.
It goes to show just how unpopular ObamaCare is.
Nelson’s health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.
In order to counter the growing opposition to his betrayal, Nelson kicked off a massive ad campaign yesterday. The ads were first aired during yesterday’s Holiday Bowl game and will continue “for an undisclosed number of days.”
Although the fact that Nelson has decided to start this ad campaign is in itself all we need to understand that he’s panicking, it becomes even more clear that he’s truly terrified, if you realize that he isn’t up for reelection until 2012.
Democrats made a tremendous mistake if they thought they could shove socialized medicine through Americans’ throat and get away with it – and Nelson knows it.