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WaPo Buries Its Own Poll Showing ‘Public Cooling to Health-Care Reform. Majority of US opposes it.

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

 ObamaCareSymbolWell, isn’t this a shock.  Oh, wait.  No its not.

Eight weeks ago, The Washington Post topped its own front-page with its own ABC-Washington Post poll announcing that the public strongly favored a "public option" in health care, by 57 to 40 percent. Their latest poll is much worse: "Negatives abound in poll," read the subhead. So it was buried on page 6 Wednesday. On the front page instead, a happy-talk headline: "Health bill’s prospects improve as Lieberman signals support."

Tuesday’s conservative "Code Red" rally in Washington wasn’t buried in the Post. It was nowhere in the Post.

The actual poll story by Dan Balz and Jon Cohen reports that 44 percent support current health-care legislation, and 51 percent disapprove. Approval of Obama’s handling of health-care has gone sour: 44 percent approve, while 53 percent disapprove. But the Post’s front page is still touting "Health care bill’s prospects improve" as their own poll shows a collapse of public support.

WaPo Buries Its Own Poll Showing ‘Public Cooling to Health-Care Reform’ | NewsBusters.org

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