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Obama's healthcare reform speech in Ohio convinces a few skeptics

Washington Post, March 17, 2010

With the nation divided over proposed changes to the healthcare system and a House vote possible within days, President Obama has jetted three times to swing states where lawmakers are under pressure to choose sides. Confidence in Obama's handling of healthcare reform fell dramatically in Ohio after town hall criticism of the Democratic proposals last year. In September, 49% of Ohioans thought Obama was doing a better job than congressional Republicans on the issue, while 28% said the opposite, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University. By last month, the president was considered only slightly better than the Republicans on the issue.