Mar 14, 2014
Winning Issues: Minimum Wage vs. Obamacare
Posted on Dec 9, 2013
Catching up on the day’s political news, one can see that the preferred issues of the Democrats and Republicans heading into the midterm elections are already having an impact.
The Republicans are still keen to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, more important, take back the Senate in the process. Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas trails his Republican challenger in a new poll by seven points, with a strong majority of respondents showing displeasure toward the ACA. John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, meanwhile, is facing a primary challenge over—of course—Obamacare. Here are six other races where the ACA plays a supporting role.
On the other side of the aisle, the Democrats have a winning issue in raising the minimum wage. Here’s the reasoning from Beth Reinhard in the National Journal:
In a Gallup poll from March of this year, 71 percent of adults said they favored raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. When asked about the same issue in November, the margin went up five points. Apparently momentum, not to mention good politics, is on the side of paying workers better.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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