Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cheese, Louise

Via The Corner at NRO, here are some results of two polls that aren’t likely to get much  attention in the media – at least, not side by side.

One poll was conducted by Washington Post/ABC News [WAPO] and was released Tuesday December 17, 2013.  The other poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling [PPP] and was released April 2, 2013.

It’s highly amusing to compare these poll results - although the comparisons don't prove anything in particular.

The WAPO poll found the following percentages of its respondents who believe:
· their own health-care costs will decrease as a result of Obamacare = 5%

· their coverage is improving as a result of the law = 8%

· Obamacare is decreasing overall costs = 11%

Well, that’s terrible, isn’t it? And contrary to what The Fair Nancy and other miscellaneous minions in this administration assured us, Americans apparently are NOT liking Obamacare more, as we find out what is in it.

Meanwhile the PPP poll found the following percentages of its respondents who believe:
· Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was secretly replaced in the Beatles = 5%

· Osama bin Laden is still alive = 6%

· the moon landings were faked = 7%

· the government adds fluoride to our water supply, not for dental health reasons, but for other, more sinister reasons = 11%

· media or the government adds secret mind-control technology to television broadcast signals = 15%

· the government is hiding a UFO that crash-landed near Roswell = 21%

As I say, comparing these poll results don’t “prove” anything.

At the same time if Obamacare must truly compete for the oxygen of favorable public opinion with the theories of the nutter and conspiracy crowds . . . then it’s probably in real trouble.
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