The Los Angeles Times noted:

A total of 81% said they were "concerned" with the federal government taking over the healthcare system. And nearly three-quarters said that when they consider who to support in the midterm elections, it is important that the candidate back a repeal of the new healthcare law signed by Obama earlier in the year.

"Healthcare was an unambiguous disaster for him," Schoen said. He added: "At each juncture, people said, 'Well, when people figure out the good news in the healthcare bill, it's going to turn around.' We've heard this time and time again."

He continued: "What independents are saying is, you're presenting an approach to government and a set of specific policies that we just disagree with. We're not comfortable with your approach, not comfortable with your polices and we just don't accept this.''