Have the Republicans Fought to a Draw on Medicare?

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  1. Nadia Hassan August 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I just wanted to note work on framing from WSJ/NBC and Democracy Corps. These data that test attacks and counter-attacks suffer from the same basic problem of ice cubes and blizzards. However, since it is a Democratic group testing out language Democratic candidates are being advised to employ, I think it does deserve noting. Moreover, Democracy Corps found that the Obamacare attack didn’t seem to move voters *that* much.

    http://www.democracycorps.com/attachments/article/876/April-Battleground-Graphs.pdf

    It also deserves noting your key point about issues and trade-offs. Medicare was powerful, but other attacks like middle class taxes, Medicaid, and health care were as well.

    Also, in this bipartisan poll for WSJ/NBC, the GOP argument lost by double digits in contrast to the rough parity in the Resurgent Republic poll.

    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/August_NBC-WSJ_Int_Sched.pdf