WaPo: The Public Still Loves the Public Option
Another opinion poll of the public option is out. And guess what? The public still loves it. This is surprising to nobody except, it seems, the Washington Post. Dan Balz writes:
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that support for a government-run health-care plan to compete with private insurers has rebounded from its summertime lows and wins clear majority support from the public.
Those "summertime lows" were sixty-two percent support in June, 52 percent support in August, and 55 percent in September. Those would be summertime lows if they were measuring, say, Washington, DC, temperature in Fahrenheit, but as support for a "controversial" and revolutionary health insurance reform, I'd call it a lasting majority.