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  •  this is the bully pulpit (1+ / 0-)
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    Shawn87

    This is what happens when you have a national conversation about an important issue that affects everyone. People pay attention to the problem and take action on their own to address it.

    The Obama administration is terrible at it. So having the prod of the ACA really helped keep the story alive and on people's minds.

    But a more determined Presidency could use the bully pulpit more effectively to address any number of issues. Climate change, immigration reform, income inequality.

    The President doesn't really relish that role, unfortunately. But these studies show that individuals, when given the impetus and tools to focus on an issue will take that issue on.

    (And while the margin of error is large, it's probably not off by ~10 Million -- which is what it would need to be to match the number the pundits were using before these studies came out. That is, zero to negative.)

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