VT Gov. Peter Shumlin Still Popular after Passing Very Progressive Health Care Reform

By: Wednesday August 3, 2011 3:01 pm

Vermont’s new Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin has become more popular since his close election in 2010 according recent PPP polling. 45% of voters approve of Shumlin to 36% who disapprove. The good news for him is that he’s on narrowly positive ground with independents at 41/34. The bad news is that he has virtually no [...]

Massachusetts Voters Appear Ready to Embrace Single Payer

By: Monday November 8, 2010 6:26 pm

Massachusetts is considered one of the most liberal states in the country. It has already adopted a private insurance-based, near-universal health insurance system under Republican Governor Mitt Romney. Given that, it should come as no surprise that, in a large swath of the state, voters signaled their willingness to adopt a universal single-payer health care [...]

Democrats: The Party of Results?

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 6:21 pm

DNC Chair Tim Kaine has announced that Democrats will run on a platform of being the “results party”–a move that leaves me wondering whether it is stupid or simply the only choice for Democrats. . . because they can’t deny the fact that they fully control Washington. From Tim Kaine’s remarks: At a time when [...]

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