Time for a new narrative

According to a new Gallup poll, the post-health-care-nationalization narrative adopted by the Democrats has failed, and possibly even backfired. More people (49%) blame Democratic leaders for (largely imaginary) rash of threats and vandalism than conservative commentators (46%) or Republican leaders (43%).

Alas, it appears that the poll didn’t ask whether people thought there really was a rash of threats and vandalism, or whether people thought that talk of threats and vandalism was a political ploy by Democrats to distract voters from what they’d done. It would have been interesting to see numbers on such a question.

The poll also shows that Democrats have much to distract voters from. A majority (53%) believe that the tactics used by Democrats to pass the bill was an abuse of power, including nearly all Republicans, 58% of independents, and even one-in-five Democrats.

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