(Bloomberg) -- For the third election cycle, Democrats are still debating their options for handling the political fall-out from passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): fight, flight or finesse.
Former President Bill Clinton advised fellow Democrats to embrace the law on the campaign trail. Democratic polling expert Celinda Lake, who released a new survey last week, told candidates to avoid it.
Republicans say they have the edge and are backing that up with early advertising for the midterm elections.
Since the beginning of last year, 41,439 ads opposing Obama’s health insurance law have been run on local broadcast television, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG advertising data reports. By comparison, proponents of PPACA have aired 3,748 spots, or a little more than 8 percent of the total.
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