Good Thing

23 Mar

Last week, the polls may have shown that more Americans didn’t want health care passed than did.

But now that it’s passed, more Americans are happy that it did than aren’t.

What a difference a day, a win, and a little momentum make.

9 Responses to “Good Thing”

  1. Mike In WNY March 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    The 11% with no opinion can not be counted as happy. Therefore, more people are not happy than happy.

    • Scott Leffler March 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

      How can you count the 11 percent with no opinion as unhappy?

      And now that the happy people outnumber the unhappy ones, what is the new Republican talking point going to be?

      • Mike in WNY March 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

        I didn’t count them as unhappy, I counted them as not being happy.

      • Alan Bedenko March 24, 2010 at 8:57 am #

        As deliberately obtuse as you want to be, more people think the new law is a good thing than think it’s a bad thing. The people who have no opinion are irrelevant.

      • Brooks March 24, 2010 at 9:07 am #

        Alan,
        Keep believing that, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Nirvana has arrived.

  2. Brooks March 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    This poll has been completely deconstructed…

    Perplexed pollsters examined the internals and found grotesque errors in use of their own weight ratios. If you correct and recalculate answers based on their own weight formula the numbers shift toward normal… If you use more acceptable weights (say based on 2008 election results) the numbers shift normal even more.
    Conclusion: major outlier on par with the Kaiser Foundation…

  3. Brooks March 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    3-22 Rasmussen 54/41 oppose, 59/34 of Independents oppose
    3-22 Bloomberg 50/38 oppose
    3-21 CNN 59/39 oppose

    • Jon Splett March 24, 2010 at 4:27 am #

      Assuming everyone who opposes it does so because it’s too liberal is the real polling error you need to correct for.

      I think the bills is a fairly toothless piece of crap that doesn’t go nearly far enough and I didn’t support it but I’m still glad it passed. Plenty more single pay proponents like myself skewing those numbers…

      http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/12/in-polls-much-opposition-to-health-care.html

      • Brooks March 24, 2010 at 8:28 am #

        I am pleased that you are glad the bill passed since you will be paying for it…

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