14 September 2009

Numbers, against and for

How big was Saturday's teabaggerfest in Washington? The DC Fire Department estimated 60,000 to 70,000 people, but far higher figures have been floating around the right-wing blogosphere. FiveThirtyEight's analysis of the situation seems reasonable to me.

Meanwhile, support for health-care reform has been rising since Obama's speech on the subject, with support for a version with a public option higher (55%) than for one without it (50%).

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