Tuesday, September 29, 2009

fun with random comparisons

more americans believe in UFOs than oppose a public option. except from what i've seen, you can get the public to say they support or oppose a public option depending on how you word the question. media matters is using the NYT/CBS poll which, i think had a fair wording. ("Would you favor or oppose the government offering everyone a government-administered health insurance plan — something like the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get — that would compete with private insurance plans?") so the 65% for/26% against i consider to be fair.

on the other hand, it's kind of crazy that only 34% of americans believe there are flying objects which are not identified. i'm looking out the window right now. i see at least two flying things and i can't tell what they are.