Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How Fickle are Americans? Now They Like Healthcare

Now, all of a sudden, according to the infamous polls, Americans like healthcare, when just two days ago, people supposedly hated it. Just replace fickle with ignorance. I don't mean that in a derogatory way. I just mean that most people haven't done the research to know anything about healthcare, and after the horrible job the media did of reporting on healthcare, it's no wonder no one knows anything. The media only recently started reporting some of the contents of the bill and how it might affect people. Up until that point, all we heard about was the tea party. If people have learned anything at all, it's from the talking heads of their political view point. This is why polling is meaningless and making important decisions based on polls is absurd.
Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against it.
By 49%-40% those surveyed say it was "a good thing" rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms, as "enthusiastic" or "pleased," while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as "disappointed" or "angry." USA Today