Thursday, September 10, 2009

CNN- Health care reform speech.

In the President's health care reform speech on Wednesday night he attempted to dispel the many "rumors" that are challenging his quick and easy "reform" of our health care. You can watch the CNN synopsis of the speech but one thing comes to my mind as I glanced at their headline: "CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan". They claim that 2 out of 3 Americans who watched the speech favor his health care plans-a 14 point gain among speech-watchers. That's great however in the last paragraph of the article they state: "The sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican. Our best estimate of the number of Democrats in the voting age population as a whole indicates that the sample is about 8-10 points more Democratic than the population as a whole." They also state that there is a survey sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points which means that combined with the 8-10 demographic skew perhaps no one changed their mind.
Chalk up another one for the Cable Nutjob Network.

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