Deciphering the Polls: How to Win Health Reform

Deciphering the Polls: How to Win Health Reform

There was a bit of a flap in the liberal media this month when someone leaked a copy of a presentation on health reform that Dr. Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and strategist, delivered to the Republican congressional caucus.1 In the Huffington Post, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wrote an op-ed on May 8 mischaracterizing Dr. Luntz’s presentation as “words designed to kill health reform.” 2 It drew more than 600 comments by the time I submitted this article on May 8.

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