Thursday, October 8, 2009

Headline Disconnected

Voters Back Obama Over Republicans on Health Care, Poll Finds.

The headline makes it sound like the healthcare reform has support but if you read the body of the article you find this...
At the same time, voters disapproved of the way Obama was handling health care, 51 percent to 41 percent. His health-care plan was opposed by 47 percent, supported by 40 percent.

So while the public still supports Obama in general, they are rejecting the healthcare reform, except for the Public Option which as a program to compete with private healthcare is supported. I'll bet the farm that if the Public Option is presented with the Individual Mandate, that support bottoms out.

This is yet another example of the media desperately trying to spin straw into gold but ending up with chaff.

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