As You Wish
Picking up one of our favorite subjects from the past couple of weeks, a new poll asks 909 voters what they really think about socialized medicine:
Do you think the government should stay out of Medicare?
Not Sure: 15%
If we grant the wish of 4 out of 10 Americans (and 6 out of 10 Republicans), we’ll have enough left over to cover everyone else and keep costs down. Let’s do it!
Obama’s approval…increases [Public Policy Polling (PDF), via TPM]
In an unrelated poll, it found that 39% of those that answered the previous poll were also Dumb As in Incredibly.
Government stay out of Medicare? Whaaa? Is the question intended to mislead?
@IanJ: Looking at the other questions, I’d say no — this question was intended to reveal. It’s not a push-poll, although you could argue that “Is the government involved in Medicare?” makes a better question. But under the circumstances, I like the gotcha.
goddamn, there’s a lot of stupid in this country.
@Signal to Noise: I’m willing to pay an extra $10 a month to our neo-Comm overlords to euthanize the Stupids.
Reagan has so much blood on his hands – from his appointments to the federal bench to helping derail health care reform … but GWB sure gave him a run for his money.
Its absolutely an improper question. I am sure you would find a big difference in responses if you asked a question without the implicit assertion within it that government currently is not involved with medicare.
Is President Obama’s plan to provide affordable health insurance to Americans a sign that he is the reincarnation of Hitler?
Not Sure: 15%
@nojo: I agree, having looked at the first few questions — they’re weeding out the stupids, or at least the ill-informed. That’s a pretty sad number to see, though.
What country has Mexico City as its capital?
Not Sure: 15%
What channel broadcasts Dancing With the Stars?
My Local ABC Affiliate: 85%
Um, the Dancing Channel?: 10%
Not Sure: 5%
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