Framing and Health Care Reform

… I also tracked public opinion on health care reform across a variety of demographic sub-groups and found a level of sub-group stability that makes it harder still to contend that politicians’ changing messages were a central driver of public opinion. Here, I want to use Americans’ words about health care reform to reinforce that point. If anything, health care reform might be a good example of the limits of elected officials’ capacity to reshape public opinion through framing. [cont.]

Dan Hopkins,  Georgetown U. (The Monkey Cage)