Steve Kornacki’s latest article: Obama’s odds just improved


As important as yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was to the future of healthcare policy in the United States, it probably won’t have much, if any, impact on the November election.

Each side can make a decent case for why the verdict is a political winner (Republicans: Now the only recourse for voters who want to get rid of the law is to vote for Romney; Democrats: It’s a high-profile validation of the law that will lessen the fears of swing voters), so it probably won’t lead to a big boost for either candidate.  More important is the likelihood that healthcare itself just won’t be a major factor in swing voters’ minds this fall.

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Steve Kornacki's latest article: Obama's odds just improved