Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's in a name?

By Mustang Bobby

We all know that Obamacare doesn’t poll well with Republicans. But ask them what they think of the Affordable Care Act, and they perk right up.
Republicans like the 2010 health care law better when it’s called by its proper name — the Affordable Care Act — instead of Obamacare, according to a new Fox Newspoll.

Republican support for the law jumped eight percent, from 14 percent for Obamacare to 22 percent for the Affordable Care Act, when pollsters revised the question’s language.

Overall support increased from 34 percent to 39 percent with the change. Democratic support moved one percent; independent support rose four percent.

This is a pretty good example of what Bill Maher calls “blacktracking” — “the act of changing one’s mind because President Obama has agreed with you.”

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)


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