Just in Time: Poll Shows Support for 'Public Option' at New High
Almost like clockwork, on the very day Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will be introducing a new healthcare proposal which includes a government-run component, NBC and the Wall Street Journal will be releasing results of a new poll showing support for such a plan "at its highest level since the debate began."
This will make it perfect for the evening news programs to share details about the Democrats' bill as they convince viewers Americans are for it.
NBC's Mark Murray posted the following at the network's website moments ago:
Isn't THAT convenient?!?
As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moves forward crafting a Senate health-care bill that contains a public option -- with a state "opt out" -- the latest NBC/WSJ poll shows support for a government-run insurance plan at its highest level since the debate began.
According to the poll, 48% say they favor a public health plan administered by the federal government that would compete with private insurers, compared with 42% who oppose it. That's a shift from last month, though within the margin of error, when 48% opposed the public option and 46% supported it. And it's a 10-point swing from August, when 47% were in opposition and 43% were in favor. [...]The full poll will be released on Nightly News, and MSNBC.com, beginning at 6:30 pm ET.