Number of the Day

56%: The percentage of USians who believe that the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") includes a public option. Whooooooops it does not.

At the link, Igor makes the good point that "voters either like [the actual provisions in the law] or don't know about them," which creates an opportunity for Democrats "to build support for the measure by highlighting and campaigning on some of its best features, a task that will seem less daunting as a growing number of voters begin to actually benefit from the law."

The potential flipside to that, however, is that among the more than half the voting populace who believe a public option exists are people who will be disappointed to find out it doesn't.

It isn't just the socialism alarmists who erroneously believe in the existence of a public option. It's also people who desperately want and need one.

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