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Real Journalism: NPR Tweaks Obama's Stance on ACA to Help Poll Results

lfrans Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:58 AM
One point to clarify on how the message arguments were written for the NPR poll. Resurgent Republic/Whit Ayres wrote the Republican answers, and Stan Greenberg/Democracy Corps wrote the Democratic answers. Resurgent Republic was not involved with the Democratic messages, just as they did not edit our language. With that in mind, the point the story makes about the Democratic message is spot on! It's a sign of ObamaCare's weakness that the hypothetical Democratic language fails to garner majority support among all voters, and the only argument that succeeds in doing so promises to change the law and then stop talking about it. That's not a message defending the law, but rather blatant abandonment! Full results at

Real, unbiased polling? Er, maybe not.

In an attempt to make the Affordable Care Act more palatable to the average American, pollsters Stan Greenberg (a Democrat) and Whit Ayers (a Republican) rephrased the Democrats' position, to make it sound less drastic than repealing the whole thing. Republicans have made no secret of their desire to "repeal and replace" the sweeping law, but Democrats' position is essentially to keep it -- they have not presented any official position toward changing aspects of the law, but you wouldn't know that reading this poll question.

The poll asked swing state voters...