Republicans say Americans don’t want the president’s healthcare reforms. Democrats beg to differ. What’s true? Depends how you figure, though as Mark Twain observed: figures don’t lie, but liars … well, you know.
Not that anyone would lie, of course. But opinion polls have been dumping figures aplenty into the debate in Congress, and the debaters have been eagerly using them to patch up their arguments’ foundations.
Some might see that as evidence of an American public split right down the middle. But not Steny Hoyer.
“The Wall Street Journal poll that just came out shows the majority of those responding indicate they’re for the bill,” the House Democratic majority leader told ABC’s Good Morning America.