I don't know that I'd make too much of this, but tracking the Congressional Democrats' approval ratings in Quinnipiac polling over the past six months -- they're now down to just 28 percent overall, including 19 percent (!) among independents -- is interesting in this respect. Both times that the Congress approved a health care bill -- the House on November 7th, the Senate on December 24th -- the Democrats got a bounce from among their own voters without suffering any further harm from Republicans and independents. Meanwhile, the Democrats' approval rating has sunken to a new low among all three groups in Quinnipac's latest poll after three weeks of inaction on health care reform, which most voters no longer expect to pass...

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