The LA Times' Andrew Malcolm loses another battle with polling data

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Here's Laura Bush's former flak, days before the health care vote [emphasis added]:

A Pollster.com average of polls showed 48% in opposition and 44% in support, which forced the president's pollster to make the strange argument that even though most don't now like the plan, they will come to after it passes in a congressional vote, likely late this week.

Last week, Malcolm sneered at the "strange" idea that voters would have a higher opinion of health care reform after it passed Congress. Fat chance, the deeply knowledgeable pundit implied.

From USA Today:

More Americans now favor than oppose the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against the legislation.

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