* The memo cited a CBS poll from September 1st, saying it found strong support for action. What does it say on the public plan? Sixty percent support, 34% oppose.
* The memo cited a CNN poll done through August 31st, saying it found deep public dismay with the system. What does it say on the public plan? Fifty-five percent support, 41% oppose.
* The memo cited a Kaiser poll from August 11th, saying it found overwhelming support for consumer protections. What does it say on the public plan? Fifty nine percent support, 38% oppose.
So, what does the White House do with that information? It lies to you, just like our former president did all the time.
It's embarrassing how horrible of a president Obama is turning out to be. I didn't think he was liberal, but I also didn't think he was an incompetent idiot bought by corporations.
Okay, so the White House is circulating an upbeat polling memo citing a bunch of public surveys showing that public opinion still tilts heavily in Obama’s favor on health care.
The memo, by Obama pollster Joel Benenson, doesn’t mention the public option (the White House may not be committed to it) and largely cites general numbers showing support for action and for Obama’s plan.
The White House memo did cite one poll that didn’t find majority support for the public option: An MSNBC poll that found only 43% support for it. But that’s the one that generated all that controversy because it didn’t tell respondents that the public plan was a “choice.”
To be clear, it’s not surprising that the White House wouldn’t include these numbers, since it’s currently weighing whether to ditch the public option. But the fact that the very same polls the White House is citing also show very strong support for the public option should tell the White House something, shouldn’t it?
Yes, it is. And he's a giant pile of crap. This is going to be a long 3 years. And I mean 3, because he's going to get his ass handed to him next time around. Fucking off your base is a recipe for a crushing.