I’ve been reading more on that Gallup poll from yesterday that shows more Americans now supporting health care reform than opposing it. For a refresher, here’s the results:
What’s interesting is the headline accompanying this poll:
By Slim Margin, Americans Support Healthcare Bill's Passage
I don’t really remember pollsters considering a 9% margin “slim”. Perhaps all the talk of the “60% majority” of the Senate has confused the people at Gallup.
Then we have those on the right trying to spin this away. For example, here is Allahpundit:
And so it came to be, after a day’s worth of nonstop coverage of History!, that ObamaCare’s gotten a bounce.
What is really interesting here is when you look back at recent history. In the heat of last summer, during those viral townhall meetings, we saw support for health care reform plummet. There was 24/7 news coverage of the yelling and screaming, but if you ask anyone on the right that coverage had nothing to do with the wavering support. Sorry guys but you can’t have it both ways here.