But of course, the WAPO headline would have you think that Americans are clamoring for a Public Option.  But note the poll breakdown Republican to Democrat.

"Only 20 percent of adults identify themselves as Republicans, little changed in recent months, but still the lowest single number in Post-ABC polls since 1983. Political independents continue to make up the largest group, at 42 percent of respondents; 33 percent call themselves Democrats."
So we're supposed to take this as a "mandate".

Note quite.  When polling with a more accurate breakdown - not by a news org that celebrated Obama's visit to it's office - it's more..

"Support for the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats is down to 42%. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed."
That same daily tracking poll shows Obama continuing to slide in popularity.  If the WAPO is trying to help Obama it shouldn't be so "honest" in reporting it's heavily weighted polling.


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