So the new Gallup poll said a majority of Americans are happy with the final
health care bill health care law. Why the sudden switch from previous polls? The big TV pundits had lots of theories, but most didn’t mention the one that Wolf Blitzer let slip out:
“…if you take a closer look at people who didn’t like it [before it passed], about 12% of those people who said they didn’t like it they didn’t like it because they didn’t think it went far enough. They wanted a single payer option, they wanted the so-called public option, they didn’t like not from the right, they didn’t like it because it wasn’t left or liberal enough.
That’s how you got 50% of the American people who said, “we don’t like this plan.” But only about 40 or 38% were the ones who said it was too much government interference…”
In other words the supposed anti-reform majority may well never have been a majority in the first place?
And technically my headline should have read “Lies, Damned Lies, and the Stuff Reporters Say For Six Straight Months Before Finally Noticing They Weren’t Reading The Poll Results Correctly”?