Pundits keep saying that the President is more popular than his policies, undercutting his mandate to take bold action.
But on health care, the opposite is true.
Last week, I noted that one W. Post reporter repeated the knee-jerk conventional wisdom, when in fact, his own paper’s poll just showed majority support for the main provisions in pending health care legislation, while Obama’s approval rating on health care was below 50%.
Today, two more polls show the public strongly supports Obama’s actual health care policies, even though their support of Obama has declined.
From MSNBC’s writeup of the NBC/WSJ poll (emphasis added):
Pluralities now say that the president’s health care plan is a bad idea, and that it will result in the quality of their care getting worse. What’s more, just four in 10 approve of his handling on the issue.Continue Reading...