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Polls Showing Support for the "Public Option" Questioned

Ed Morrissey finds something fishy in recent polls suggesting overwhelming public support for the so-called "public option" in health care.
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I've never understood why such polls are published, when those who take them know they are fundamentally flawed, in this case by drastically underrepresenting Republicans. It would be like reporting as the final score of a football game the score through the third quarter.

Real survey theory suggests that simple random samples are the way to go -- we shouldn't concern ourselves with party affiliation (or any other filter). How many times do we have to learn this lesson?

As for the "public option," it seems very few people understand the "Trojan Horse" aspect of this. Once public insurance is in place, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of employers will cease to offer employer-subsidized medical insurance. Big corporations have wanted to shed this expense for decades, and that's why we see so many "capitalists" supporting this measure. If the "public option" passes, we'll have socialized medicine within 5 years...hey folks, I hope you are practiced at standing in line and being refused (after a long wait) various medical treatments. Oh boy!

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