Thursday, October 3, 2013

Which Is Better: ObamaCare Or The Affordable Care Act?!?

You've probably already see this Jimmy Kimmel skit, since it's gone quadruple viral, but just in case, soak it up. 'Merica!!!

Of course these clips are taken out of context, and we don't know how many people who did know the ACA and ObamaCare are the same thing were omitted, but still... I said from the start here that the President needed to do a far better job describing his initiatives given the mountains of misinformation spewed by his opponents. The same thing happened with the Stimulus Package, and hell, every signature accomplishment of this administration. So instead of blaming Fox News for this, I'm gonna place it squarely at the foot of the President. He shoulda known better.
What's in a name? When it comes to the debate over health care, apparently a lot.

In CNBC's third-quarter All-America Economic Survey, we asked half of the 812 poll respondents if they support Obamacare and the other half if they support the Affordable Care Act.

First thing: 30 percent of the public don't know what ACA is, vs. only 12 percent when we asked about Obamacare. More on that later.

Now for the difference: 29 percent of the public supports Obamacare compared with 22 percent who support ACA. Forty-six percent oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose ACA. So putting Obama in the name raises the positives and the negatives. Gender and partisanship are responsible for the differences. Men, independents and Republicans are more negative on Obamacare than ACA. Young people, Democrats, nonwhites and women are more positive on Obamacare.
Never misunderestimate the ignorance of Real Amurricans.

Question: Are these people really indicative of the ignorance of the average voter, or did Kimmel cherry pick dumb people to make a pointless point?

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