This brings up two questions. Why did these people not understand that they were being asked about the same thing, and why is the Republican party ignoring the fact that nearly a quarter of their constituents actually approve of the law? The second question is a much bigger issue that would require much more time to delve into, so for now letâ€™s focus on the first one. Foxâ€™s Own Poll Proves Its Viewers are Practically Brain-Dead
The major problem with the war over the Affordable Care Act is that there is so much misinformation out there being perpetrated by the Right that everyday citizens are left confused. Weâ€™ve reported on the misinformation surrounding the Affordable Care Act many times like here, here, here, here, and here, and thatâ€™s just in the past two weeks! And as this poll, and Daily Kos, show even the use of the name â€˜Obamacareâ€™ is causing great confusion. Unfortunately no matter how much the Democrats and the Left try to disseminate the truth and make sure that people truly understand how the law works and what it will mean, the ears of conservatives are closed.
Everyone enjoys it when the sources for their information jive with what they personally feel, but unfortunately too many pundits and people in power on the Right continue to push the misinformation. One might think that something that helps people would be supported in a bipartisan manner, but obviously there is an ulterior motive to their insistence on ignoring the truth and spreading lies. Weâ€™ll leave what that motive is alone for another discussion.
However, there is a lesson that can be learned by this. People who take Fox polls donâ€™t know what theyâ€™re talking about, or at least 8% of them donâ€™t. Think of it this way; if 8% prove that they donâ€™t even know that ACA and Obamacare are the same thing, imagine how many more donâ€™t actually know anything about the law. But donâ€™t waste too much time trying to convince them theyâ€™re wrong, you may just end up losing friends over something that theyâ€™ll never change their minds about. I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if even after it starts improving their lives that theyâ€™re still against it, probably at least 8%.