Chart Of The Day II

Feb 12 2013 @ 8:41pm

A WaPo poll tested the popularity of various policies when Obama’s name is and isn’t attached to them. The results:

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Waldman’s reaction:

[H]ow should Obama interpret this information? The answer is that there isn’t much he can do about it. The Postarticle suggests, tongue in [cheek] I’m assuming, that he shouldn’t mention that he supports a path to citizenship in his State of the Union address. But it isn’t like we’re going to have a big debate about immigration reform in which the President is able to keep his position a secret. That’s the thing about being in charge—for better or worse, voters are going to know where you stand, and the more attention an issue gets—in other words, the closer it gets to being resolved with new legislation—the more that’s true.