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Fix Daily Poll: What will be the impact of the Missouri health care referendum?

By Felicia Sonmez

71 percent of primary voters in Missouri voted this week in favor of Proposition C, which rejects the federal health care law's mandate that individuals buy their own insurance.

The vote is largely considered a symbolic one due to the precedence of federal law over state law. But that doesn't necessarily mean it won't have an impact on the midterms.

For the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the vote has provided an opportunity to appeal for donations and rally supporters. NRSC chairman John Cornyn sent out a message last night taking aim at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' statement this week that the Missouri referendum meant "nothing."

"That the White House has shown such blatant disregard for the votes cast by Missourians as 'nothing' is startling, and it should make clear just how out-of-touch the Obama Administration and Democrats are with average Americans," Cornyn wrote.

Supporters of the health care law counter that Republicans outnumbered Democrats about two-to-one at the polls on Tuesday owing to a number of competitive GOP primaries in the Show Me State, including Rep. Roy Blunt's (R) Senate primary.

What impact, if any, will the Missouri referendum have? Will it help Republicans make the point that Americans remain staunchly opposed to the new health care law? Will it aid Democrats in making the case that opposition to the law rests largely within the GOP? Or will it have no impact at all? Cast your vote -- and tell us why -- below.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  August 6, 2010; 2:02 PM ET
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