A recent CBS/New York Times poll showing a majority of Americans wanted to pay higher taxes to fund a government takeover of the health care system clashed sharply with a multitide of polls showing Americans opposed the plan.
The independent, non-partisan Media Research Center reports on why — CBS and the Times radically oversampled the polls with pro-Obama respondents. While Obama defeated Republican nominee John McCain by only a 53 percent to 47 percent margin, the poll had twice as many Obama voters as it did McCain voters.
Real polls don’t lie. Americans agree with the Libertarian Party that the best way to guarantee affordable, quality health care for all is to foster competition in the system, remove unneeded regulations (supported by industry lobbyists) intended to freeze out competitors, allowing people to shop across state lines for insurance and allowing individuals to deduct the cost of their health insurance from their taxable income.