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The seniors are up in arms over Obama’s healthcare plans. Could the Dems lose congress over it?

By Renegade   September 2009

The Republicans have been working their partisan hearts out and the Democrats have been at the beach—and now Obama’s healthcare reforms are on the rocks. Worse still, the way the Dems have let themselves be outmanoeuvred suggests that Obama may lose control of congress in next year’s midterms, just as Bill Clinton did in 1994.

The demographics of elections are critical. The one group where John McCain outscored Obama in last year’s election was with seniors. And they are much more likely to vote than the young. In the 2006 midterm, over-50s made up just over half the voters. If…

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