Jon McHenry’s comments in US News and World Report on ObamaCare and a potential government shutdown:
On its own, GOP pollster Jon McHenry says repealing and dismantling Obamacare is a great issue that attracts the Republican base, a majority of independents and even a fraction of Democratic voters to the GOP ticket.
“Where we lose is where we link Obamacare to the CR,” McHenry says, referring to the continuing resolution battle Congress is embroiled in.
Independents won’t go for a government shutdown even if it would stop Obamacare in its tracks, he explains.
“It jeopardizes Republicans maintaining control of the House and even gaining control of the Senate, which they are in a position to do in 2014,” McHenry says.
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