According to the new ABC News poll, 72 percent of Americans support the public option.
Meanwhile, Dick Durbin says "it's a struggle" to get 60 votes for the public option in the Senate.
In a strict 100 senators equals 100 percent representation, this means that at least 12 senators don't give a shit what you think. At least. If there are only 55 or 56 votes for the public option, that means even more senators are out of touch with the American people.
The other thing I've been wondering about is what level of polling approval would single-payer require in order to get 60 votes in the Senate (insofar as 60 votes are needed for cloture, barring a reconciliation vote). I mean, 72 percent is massive super-majority support and yet it's this much of a struggle. What would single-payer require? 80 percent? 90 percent?