As Congress gears up to return for its final legislative weeks before the midterm elections, Americans appear to be split on which party would better handle health care issues. A USA Today/Gallup poll released Sept. 1 found that 43 percent believe Republicans would be better stewards of health care policy, while 44 percent said Democrats would be the stronger party. This comes after reports of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign from liberal interest groups to garner support for the overhaul law, organized with guidance from the White House.
Is it possible for Democrats to win voters over to the health care overhaul before the midterm elections? Should they continue talking about the benefits of the bill, or ignore the legislation until the midterms pass?