A senior Democratic lawmaker says that the "ramping up" of insured people under ObamaCare may help his party win control of the House in November.
Washington Rep. Jim McDermottJim McDermottDem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ A record number of Indian Americans have been elected to Congress MORE tells The Hill that flipping the 17 seats needed for Democrats to control the House is "not inconceivable … it's a tough hill, but I would say it's not impossible."
Many lawmakers were surprised that the White House surpassed its enrollment goals as more than 8 million people signed up for ObamaCare-related plans.
But 51 percent of respondents in a recent Rasmussen poll disapproved of the health law, compared with 45 percent in approval. Regardless, many leading Democrats have predicted ObamaCare will be a net positive for them when voters head to the polls.
Political experts say it is highly unlikely that Democrats will take back the House this fall.