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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:55 AM
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279. You might re-think your guesses on the numbers -
I sincerely doubt that 80% (40 opposed, 40 discouraged - what % favoring?) have any idea what single-payer is. As it gets NO coverage in the MSM, I would guess that no more than 60% of the population has even a clue as to what it is - and the more a person knows about it, the better it looks.

You have maybe 3% dead set against it - those who make their livings sucking money out of the system as it is. That 3% has scared a huge number into opposing something that they don't understand. The entire reason you can say '40% dead set against it' is because of the efforts of the 3% to influence that 40%, through such things as editorials, ad campaigns and, yes, the blogosphere. They have billions to lose - why wouldn't they pay a hundred schmucks 20K each to bad talk single payer as a part time gig? They know they can only win the game when THEY control the scorekeeping.
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