A Quinnipiac poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the health care bill indicates 56% of likely voters surveyed across the U.S. were against the legislation and only 37% in favor. Presumably, the fact that it was voted for against overwhelming opposition will lead to a backlash at the polls in the mid-term elections next November. Nebraska Democratic Senator Ben Nelson is already feeling the heat. A Rasmussen Reports survey shows that in a hypothetical matchup, current Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman - a Republican - would whip Nelson by 31 points!
Nelson is already going to start running TV ads tonight in Nebraska during the Holiday Bowl to try to convince residents that the health care bill is right for that state. It would appear he's got his work cut out for him, as 64% of those polled in Nebraska disapprove of the health care bill.