As the health care debate finally heated up, Colorado voters were not on board. By 51 percents to 38 percent, they said they opposed the President’s plan in mid-August.
National and Colorado voting data indicates the plan has lost the middle of the electorate (unaffiliated voters: 36% favor/48% oppose) while partisans, especially Republicans, are intensely positioned (Republicans 88% oppose/Democrats 73% favor).
Compounding Obama’s and Democrats’ problem is the intensity liberals feel about the proposal (86% support) and key elements, such as the public option and even the sweeping single payer approach.
In Colorado, both Senators Udall and Bennet have been accosted at public forums by intense Democrats and hostile Republicans.