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Obama-Care Gets More Online Votes Than GOP Plan

From Reuters:

Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Gabriel Debenedetti | April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.

Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats’ plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February…

This is an online poll, which means it is meaningless. Besides, how many people have ever heard the Republicans’ plans for healthcare?

Still, Reuters got the headline and lead they wanted. And that’s all that polls are intended to do, anyway.

"In the last couple of weeks, as the exchanges hit their goals, news coverage has been more positive and the support of the Democratic Party on this issue has rebounded," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. "It’s not that independents are moving their way, it’s that Democrats who had previously been a little bit ambivalent in their support are coming back to the party," he said.

Let’s hope the Democrats believe their own press and actually run on Obama-Care.

One-fifth of respondents said they did not know which party had a better plan, and another fifth said neither party did...

While Democrats have struggled with the law’s unpopularity, Republicans have faced criticism that they do not have any reasonable alternative to Obama’s healthcare plan…

For which Reuters and the rest of our ministers of propaganda should be proud.

Ipsos polled 799 Americans online from April 6 to 15. The poll had a credibility interval – a measure of precision – of 4 percentage points.

So there were only 799 votes in this online poll, and Reuters talks about ‘credibility’? Oh, our sides.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama-Care Gets More Online Votes Than GOP Plan”

  1. yadayada

    Question 1 – do you prefer affordable health care, which provides medical coverage equally to everyone, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, income, or pre existing medical conditions?

    Question 2 – do you prefer the republican health plan where only the rich can afford medical treatment?




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