Crossposted at Daily Kos
Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me
– George Orwell, 1984
Funny thing is, I don’t remember the part where I sold anyone.
Okay, so the White House is circulating an upbeat polling memo citing a bunch of public surveys showing that public opinion still tilts heavily in Obama’s favor on health care.
The memo, by Obama pollster Joel Benenson, doesn’t mention the public option (the White House may not be committed to it) and largely cites general numbers showing support for action and for Obama’s plan.
But here’s the funny thing: We went back and checked, and virtually every poll cited in this memo also found strong support for the inclusion of a public plan.
By Greg Sargent
More analysis and my own take on things below the fold.