Health Reform Doesn't Hurt or Help Dem Popularity

Pelosi, Obama get slight boost; Reid continues race to bottom
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 10:01 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The passage of health care reform hasn’t been a huge boon for Democrats, but it hasn't been a disaster, either. Overall approval ratings have remained stable for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since January (46% negative, 42% positive), and President Obama got a boost of 5 points on his handling of health care reform, to 48%. Not so fortunate was Harry Reid, whose numbers continued to slide. Overall approval for the Senate majority leader fell to 29% from 35% in January.

Among Democrats and supporters of heath reform, both Obama’s and Pelosi's approval ratings improved, while Reid's continued to plummet, from 57% to 45%.

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