When they passed President Obama's health care legislation in March, top Democrats predicted that the more Americans learned about the program, the more they'd like it ó their way of rationalizing Obamacare against its consistent unpopularity with the public.
Democrats are still waiting for Americans' mood to shift.
Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure that blocks the government from forcing people to buy health insurance and penalizing those who donít.
Proposition C, one of several challenges to the Obama administrationís Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was supported by 71.1 percent of voters in the stateís Aug. 3 primary election. The mandate that people buy health insurance is a key component to the federal law, which goes into effect in 2014.
Trying to present another view:
Robert Smith, professor of political science at San Francisco State University, said given the increasing support for Obamaís health care reform Ė and better understanding of the legislation Ė the Missouri vote and health care reform in general will not have the impact Republicans claim.