Tuesday, September 15, 2009

He Was Expecting Twenty Points, Easily

Here's Mickey mocking Obama because his primetime address failed to create a functional media in this country that would accurately explain the parameters of the measure instead of engaging in absolute worst kind of he-said-public-option-she-said-death-panels journalism didn't move the overall health care numbers that much.

Naturally, he brings on noted polling and stats expert Nate Silver Mark Blumenthal Jennifer Rubin to assure him that the cherries he picked were totally significant.

And, just as naturally, Nate Silver shows up to point out that Mickey is an idiot.

The circle of life ... goes on.


Also, looking at Mickey's preferred poll you notice things like this:

22. Would you support or oppose having the government create a new health insurance plan to compete with private health insurance plans? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

-------- Support -------- --------- Oppose -------- No
NET Strongly Somewhat NET Somewhat Strongly opinion
9/12/09 55 33 22 42 11 31 3
8/17/09 52 33 19 46 11 35 2

So even though Obama's speech was an epic failure, he moved the needle on the public option from 52-46 to 55-42? We'll just have to wait for Mickey to update his post to include this interesting bit of information ...