“A slight majority of the public is already in favor of repealing the health care bill and replacing it with something that really improves medical care and lowers costs,” I wrote in an earlier post today.


Wrong.


I’d say that 59 percent-and that’s where pollster Scott Rasmussen’s exit polls put it-is more than “slight:”



Fifty-nine percent (59%) of those who voted in today’s elections nationwide favor repeal of the national health care bill passed by congressional Democrats in March, including 48% who Strongly Favor it.



Rasmussen Reports telephone surveying nationwide after the polls closed found that 40% are opposed to repeal, with 32% who Strongly Oppose it.


What once seemed outrageous–repealing a massive piece of legislation–now looks like something that can happen.   


This is one time when those who come to Washington must steel themselves against the city’s blandishments and do what they promised. The press will promote going squishy, just as they sought to persuade the first President Bush that raising taxes would be statesmanlike. He did, and the voters threw him out next chance they got.


Hat tip to the Weekly Standard