Is Healthcare Reform Gaining Momentum?
Nate Silver tries to parse the new WaPo poll. Not easy. But even Rasmussen, which seems to be a constant outlier to the right, shows support for the overhaul at its highest ever:
In the days following the president’s speech, support for the plan has been moving up on a fairly consistent basis.
Still, the intensity gap continues to favor those who oppose the plan. Currently, 28% Strongly Favor the proposed reform while 38% are Strongly Opposed. (see day-by-day numbers). In late August, 23% were strongly in favor of the plan and 43% were strongly opposed.
The Hill notes that the Republicans, while gaining a little, have not broken out.