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Old 08-01-2010, 11:48 PM
bjkeefe bjkeefe is offline
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Default Re: The Week in Blog: Fruits and Vegetables Edition (Bill Scher & Peter Suderman)

Originally Posted by harkin View Post
... Remember a few months ago where Kos polls were lauded in here because they proved that Obamacare was a winner with the public (lol), ...
Yep. And you know what else I remember? Me, making the confident prediction that as soon as the effects of the all-out wingnut fearmongering offensive started wearing off, people would being to realize: Actually not the end of civilization. May actually be good.


Poll shows opposition to health care overhaul declining

By David S. Hilzenrath
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 29, 2010; 12:02 AM

Opposition to the landmark health care overhaul declined over the past month, to 35 percent from 41 percent, according to the latest results of a tracking poll, reported Thursday.

Fifty percent of the public held a favorable view of the law, up slightly from 48 percent a month ago, while 14 percent expressed no opinion about the measure, according to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Of course, the effects of the FUD haven't yet worn off completely:

The poll found that misconceptions about the legislation persist, including the "death panel" falsehood propagated by opponents of the legislation.

"A year after the town meeting wars of last summer, a striking 36% of seniors said that the law 'allowed a government panel to make decisions about end of life care for people on Medicare', and another 17% said they didn't know," Kaiser Family Foundation chief executive Drew Altman wrote.
The fine print:

The survey of 1,504 adults was conducted from July 8 through July 13 and, for the broadest categories of respondents, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, the Kaiser Family Foundation said.

The foundation, which conducts research on health care policy, is not associated with the Kaiser Permanente health plan.

The approval level was the highest for the legislation since it was enacted in March, after a divisive year-long debate.
(h/t: @siouxeeq, via RT)

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