We haven’t heard much about popular uprisings against ObamaCare lately, but these still waters run deep — both in Ohio and now in Iowa.
Independent Women’s Voice became hugely involved in Ohio’s Issue 3, the Health Care Freedom Amendment, once it became apparent that SCOTUS would almost certainly take up ObamaCare this term. That made it critical we win Issue 3 to prove that there still very much is a popular mandate for overturning the law. Certainly a loss would have been spun otherwise, even though most Ohioans were unaware the issue was on the ballot, that the little editorial discussion of it had been to dismiss it as purely symbolic, and turnout was supposed to massively over represent the union faithful coming out to defeat Gov. Kasich’s reforms.
And indeed, Issue 3 wildly surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, winning 66-34.
That extraordinary strength of continued sentiment, along with some other even less expected findings, were on display in a poll we just concluded in Iowa, as described in my Wall Street Journal op-ed.