A few posts back, Forumpian first class, Taunia Adams noted, "I'm sensing an upward turn in this healthcare discussion nationally and locally. I don't see it by Thanksgiving, but there's hope."
Well, she's not alone. Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com is noticing a bump in the polling after the Obama speech that he thinks just might be a game changer. And he doesn't think we'll have to wait till Turkey Day to find out.
If we simply take the three polls at face value and average them together (6.7 points), they in fact point toward a statistically strong likelihood of a bounce. Concluding that there is no bounce on the basis of the ABC poll, as some smart commentators appear to have done, while ignoring the other polling, is not objective, plainly put. There should, however, be plenty more data out before the end of the week to help settle any arguments.
And speaking of Turkey Day, how are we possibly going to top that performance by ex-governor Palin at the wood shed after the election last year?
Taunia, Mike, any ideas?
Do they involve Sibby?