Monday, March 26, 2012

Virginia Senate Race 2012 - #3759 - Tim Kaine Doubles Down on Obamacare - Bearing Drift (2) Election 2012 - Virginia Senate - Allen (R) - 46%, Kaine (D) - 44% - Rasmussen Reports

Is it George Allen’s birthday already again? Because Tim Kaine just gave him an incredible gift.  In a statement today, Kaine said:  “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has impacted millions of Virginians by putting patients, instead of insurance companies, in charge of their health care.”  Really? He wants to celebrate the two-year anniversary?  This as the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 62% believe it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will cause some companies to drop health insurance coverage for their employees.  On Monday, oral arguments begin in the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of certain parts of Obamacare.  Charles Krauthammer writes: Ultimately, the question will hinge on whether the Commerce Clause has any limits. If the federal government can compel a private citizen, under threat of a federally imposed penalty, to engage in a private contract with a private entity (to buy health insurance), is there anything the federal government cannot compel the citizen to do?  The Wall Street Journal says: As the Affordable Care Act suits have ascended through the courts, the Justice Department has been repeatedly asked to articulate some benchmark that distinguishes this specific individual mandate from some other purchase mandate that would be unconstitutional. Justice has tried and failed, because a limiting principle does not exist.  Read more.......

Election 2012 - Virginia Senate - Allen (R) - 46% - Tim Kaine (D) - 44% - Rasmussen Reports - The U.S. Senate race in Virginia remains a toss-up, with Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine by just two points.  The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds Allen drawing 46% of the vote to Kaine’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.  The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Virginia was conducted on March 20, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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