Instant Media Meme Complication #1:According to Rasmussen, more Coakley voters (63%) said health care was the most important factor in determining their vote than Brown voters did (52%). According to Research 2000, 60% of Massachusetts Obama voters who voted for Brown said the health care bill "doesn't go far enough." Among Mass. Obama voters who didn't vote at all, 84% said the bill "doesn't go far enough." (Overall, Brown picked up 18% of the Obama voters.) 38% of registered independents said the bill "doesn't go far enough"; 20% said it "goes too far."Instant Media Meme Complication #2:The "I got mine, you can suck eggs" factor. "Why would we subsidize and why would we pay more for something we already have?" asked Senator-elect Scott Brown. Which, in fairness, makes total sense in the context of a Massachusetts election. Inflating the same premise into a national referendum is a less direct equation.
Post a Comment