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NYT: Public Annoyed By Public Option Cut

Some truly hilarious spinnage from the Obama-care lobbyist front, the ‘Prescriptions’ blog of the New York Times:

Polls: Majority Disapprove of Health Care Legislation


December 22, 2009

Despite the increasing confidence of Senate Democrats that they will pass health care legislation later this week, the American people are still unhappy with Congressional attempts at an overhaul, according to two new polls.

A Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll released Tuesday found 53 percent of the public disapproving of the effort and 36 percent supporting it. The poll was taken last week, just as Senate Democrats were securing the necessary votes for passage.

That approval level is not much different from what Quinnipiac found a couple of weeks ago, when 52 percent disapproved of the health care overhaul and 38 percent approved. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

A CNN poll, on the other hand, suggested a slight softening of the opposition during the last month. In a poll conducted last week and released Monday, CNN found that only 56 percent of respondents opposed the Senate health care bill.

That’s a solid majority, of course, but it is down from the 61 percent who opposed it in a CNN poll earlier this month. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

While the public has been sour on the overhaul for a long time, they may have been further annoyed last week when the Senate dropped the government-run insurance plan, or public option, which polls consistently showed had been a popular provision.

The CNN poll also found that slightly more people — 42 percent — support the bill now, compared with 36 percent who supported it earlier this month. Virtually all of the increase in support occurred among Democrats…

The New York Times really are shameless.

First, they claim that there has been a softening of opposition to ‘healthcare reform.’

Then they claim that the public is “further annoyed” when the public option was dropped last week.

Even the benighted readers of The Times should be able to see how these two things cannot be simultaneously true.

But this is what they call “making sense of the health care debate.”

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “NYT: Public Annoyed By Public Option Cut”

  1. proreason says:

    oh yeh.

    The country is lusting for iron-fisted government control of health care.

    Yeh, that’s the ticket.

    Why trust your doctor, who is scheming right now to line his pockets by amputating one of your limbs, when you can put your life in the hands of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Joe Nelson, and the Moron.

    Easy decision, no?

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    We don’t want this intrusion but they know what’s best for us.
    We are sooooooo lucky to have them as our Overlords!
    (sarc off)

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