Public Option More Popular Than Obama, Congress, Blue Dogs, Republicans, The Media . . .

It is pretty funny that the "Left of the Left" public option is more popular than everyone of its critics. In fact, it is easily the most popular feature of the entire health care reform discussion. Jed Lewison explains:

The most recent Daily Kos poll released today shows the public option is supported by a 58-34 margin, including 57-33 among independents and 81-12 among Democrats. Here's the key thing about about that 58-34 margin, though: with President Obama's favorability rating at 52-43, the public option is now more popular than the president.

It's more popular than President Snowe? No way.

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    President Snowe indeed (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by cawaltz on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:13:56 PM EST
    Perhaps she'll take him on in 2012 and tout her expertise in health care reform.


    Don't forget (5.00 / 2) (#14)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 06:06:36 PM EST
    It will be her second presidential term and presidents typically win their second term.

    Heh (none / 0) (#12)
    by Spamlet on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 04:38:27 PM EST
    Jed Lewison has been kicking some booty (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:19:26 PM EST
    and taking down the names and causing me to read at Orange lately.

    I think McJoan has been... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Tony on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:28:44 PM EST
    really good on this issue as well.

    She has been good at making the case (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:34:39 PM EST
    for the public option and information about current developments.  It's only my opinion but Jed has been better at calling out the hipocrisy of the supposed Left, which I feel at this point is our real foe in getting anything done.

    Thanks for the chuckle (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by nycstray on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:23:16 PM EST
    nice headline :)

    you all realize (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by cpinva on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:52:22 PM EST
    that we're only talking about voters here, not huge, corporate contributors, don't you?

    Can we keep the public option and (none / 0) (#7)
    by MO Blue on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 03:00:50 PM EST
    get rid of the politicians and the media? :)

    President Snowe (none / 0) (#8)
    by cal1942 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 03:01:31 PM EST
    The only reason I come to this site is for BTD's posts.  I've also developed a liking for most of the people who comment here.  IMO a sharp bunch. Reading the comments is an education.

    BTD's recent posts referencing Olympia Snowe as President Snowe have really cracked me up.  This one 'more popular than President Snowe' made my sides hurt.

    But, IMO, those references make a larger point that Washington is isolated from all reality, utterly corrupt and populated with ditzes.

    It's absolutely as whacko as BTD's inference.

    how can that be? (none / 0) (#9)
    by TeresaInPa on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 03:19:35 PM EST
    How can the public option be more popular that President hopeNchange?  Can it read really good teleprompter?

    Where have you been? (none / 0) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 03:31:47 PM EST
    You don't hang no more :(

    Media really hated the PO (none / 0) (#11)
    by waldenpond on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 04:19:56 PM EST
    They don't cover the polls that have shown this all along.  MSNBC is recommending Obama do a 'head fake' (uhhh, lie?) in his address and say he supports a public option to get the House to vote a bill through, then the Senate will pass it's bill and the PO can then be killed in conference to get 60 votes.  The people support it, so it must die.  Now the strategy is just to get the House to vote?

    Well isn't that nice (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by cawaltz on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 04:57:01 PM EST
    Anyone wanna bet that no one at MSNBC needs to worry about their health care package?

    It makes a body wanna scream?


    Well, not Maddow, Olbermann or Schultz... (none / 0) (#16)
    by sallywally on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 07:30:25 PM EST
    I couldn't watch them for a long time during and after the primary, but I really like Maddow now. At any rate, those three are for the public option and regularly and loudly say so.

    which public option? (none / 0) (#15)
    by diogenes on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 06:20:26 PM EST
    I keep hearing about this "public option", but what exactly are the details?  From which house bill or senate bill?  What exactly are the details of any part of this health package?  "Health care reform"  sounds a lot like "change" to me--an empty mantra.

    From what I understand there are (none / 0) (#17)
    by cawaltz on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 09:36:33 PM EST
    quite few different proposals and nothing that has been hammered out is written in stone.