When Dems were told they were going to get change in 2006 and 2008, that's what we expected. Now it would seem rank and file Democratic voters--not activists, but regular voters--are using the only leverage they have, their votes, to demand that change:

This is striking: A new national poll finds that fully one third of Democratic voters say that they're "less likely" to vote in 2010 if Congress doesn't pass a public option, underscoring the possibility that dropping the provision seriously risks dampening the Dem base's enthusiasm...

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