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Robert Gibbs Knocks the American Public as Irrational

2:20 PM, Dec 16, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Gibbs, at the press briefing today: "I don't think any rational person would say killing a bill is better at this point."

Today's NBC/WSJ poll:

Just 32 percent say it's a good idea, versus 47 percent who say it's a bad idea.

In addition, for the first time in the survey, a plurality prefers the status quo to reform. By a 44-41 percent margin, respondents say it would be better to keep the current system than to pass Obama's health plan.

By comparison, in September's and October's NBC/Journal polls, the American public preferred changing the system to the status quo, 45 to 39 percent.

We're all anti-statist, wacky tea-partiers now, thanks to the White House's 10-month push against the status quo. Impressive work by a crack communications team.