The newest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that Americans favor repeal of Obamacare by a margin of 21 points (58 to 37 percent), while independents -- who swept Republicans into office two weeks ago -- favor repeal by almost 2 to 1 (62 to 33 percent).
By a margin of more than 5 to 1 (68 to 12 percent), independents think Obamacare would cause deficits to rise, not fall. Also by a margin of more than 5 to 1 (57 to 11 percent), independents think it would make the quality of health care worse, not better. And by a margin of more than 8 to 1 (68 to 8 percent), independents think it would make the cost of health care go up, not down.
When only 8 percent -- 8 percent! -- of independents think your health care overhaul would do the one thing you most repeatedly promised it would do -- lower costs -- that's not a good sign.