Ignore those polls! (Obamacare edition)

Look, the Affordable Care Act is unpopular! After all, a new CNN poll finds 43 percent of respondents support Obamacare, while 54 percent oppose it.

Look, the Affordable Care Act is popular after all! Or at least government intervention to achieve universal health insurance is popular. Yes, 54 percent oppose the ACA, but almost half of those think it’s not liberal enough.

Wait — those can’t both be right, can they? The answer is more basic: Neither of them are. [cont.]

Jonathan Bernstein, Washington Post

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