The GOP base will punish Republicans in upcoming elections if they fail to deliver on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or at least make an all -out effort to do so. That’s the conventional wisdom, right? It was the political motivation behind Republican efforts to pass a widely unpopular repeal-and-replace plan, and then to consider a risky repeal-and-delay plan in the Senate.
Except for one problem: When you look at the polling, the idea that the base will rise up and punish Republicans if they don’t repeal the ACA appears to be exaggerated, and possibly even a political fiction. CONT.
Drew Altman (Kaiser Family Foundation), Axios