"The Obama administration seems to have a plan, but I’m not understanding the exact details," Paul Corkery, 59, a Democrat from Somerset, N.J., said in a follow-up interview.Still,
By a margin of 52 percent to 27 percent, Americans said Mr. Obama has better ideas about overhauling health care than Republicans.and Josh Marshall notes:
Interestingly, according to the poll, support for a public option has jumped 5 points since late August and opposition to it has dropped 8 points.h/t dailykos
Big Majority of Doctors, American People Want Public Option
Sixty-five percent of black Americans and 50% of nonwhites say they would advise their member of Congress to vote for a healthcare bill this year, while 31% of whites say the same. Other demographic groups that show the most support for healthcare reform include women, those with a post-graduate degree, and those making less than $30,000 a year.
Demographic analysis also reveals distinctions by race, income, and educationSeptember 24, 2009
Senior citizens oppose healthcare legislation by 42% to 32%, making them the least supportive of all age groups. Middle-aged Americans are more evenly divided, while younger Americans tend to support it -- though many do not have an opinion. Clear distinctions also exist by race, income, and education.More ...
For those of you who believe Mr. Obama's presidency is crashing and burning, this poll shows that Mr. Obama is EXACTLY where President Reagan [vis-a-vis approval rating] was at this point in his presidency. [Click on image to make it larger.]
And lastly, here's Stephen Colbert talking about rightwing radio talkers and racism. I think he's on to something really, really important:
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