Health care odds pegged at 51%

The Obama White House calculated that the chances of health care passing in Congress lies at 51%, the narrowest of margins.

Speculation has been wild concerning various Congressmen and where their allegiences will lie when it comes to a vote, and both sides, Democrat and Republican, have come forward with evidence that their position is the strongest.

Despite the numbers released above, momentum is still with the GOP following the surprise election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Conservative pundits have seen Brown’s election–his campaign revolved around the health care issue–as a popular rejection of Obama’s liberal health plans. 

Democrats, meanwhile, have seen glimmers of hope in recent studies by liberal focus groups, which show voters consider change (forward motion) more important than process (what that forward motion entails).

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