Chart: Big Government Disconnect

Good news for the future status of the Affordable Care Act. According to a new poll from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health, Americans want more government involvement in healthcare. Not less.

It makes sense that Americans generally prefer small government, but want more government involvement in individual areas of policy such as healthcare. Because asking people if they are for Big Government or Small Government is not unlike asking them if they are Liberal or Conservative.

The phrase "Big Government" is repeated ad nauseam in the same derogatory manner the term "Liberal" is, but as every poll shows us when asked about individual issues, the majority of Americans hold liberal policy positions.

via Ezra Klein