56 Straight Weeks of Support for Repeal
3:36 PM, Apr 11, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
As any baseball fan knows, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak in the summer of 1941 is arguably the national pastime’s most hallowed record. But even Joltin’ Joe didn’t keep it up for 56 straight weeks.
The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that Americans have now supported the repeal of Obamacare for 56 consecutive weeks (every single week since it was passed). In 55 of those weeks, including this one, Americans have supported repeal by double-digits (perhaps the political equivalent of a multi-hit game?). This week, repeal is favored by 10 points (51 to 41 percent), by 13 points among those who feel “strongly” (41 to 28 percent), by 16 points among independents (53 to 37 percent), and by 29 points among independents who feel “strongly” (44 to 15 percent).
Despite the remarkable consistency of Americans’ support for repeal, some commentators continue to pretend that the nation is divided on Obamacare (see this clip, at 39:20). But the record is clear: For 56-straight weeks, Americans have been asked about Obamacare, and for 56-straight weeks they have ripped the cover off of it.
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