new CBS News poll finds that two-thirds of Americans are confused about the whole health care debate. A pdf of the entire poll is here.
No doubt the screaming in town halls, the wailing of talk radio hosts, and the frothing by Fox News guys has generated some of the confusion -- as has the inability of the Obama Administration or Congress to explain this in a clear, coherent manner. Still, more people (49 percent) think the town hall protesters do not reflect the views of most Americans. Forty-one percent think they do. The breakdown falls along unsurprising partisan lines, there are just more people identifying themselves as Dems today than GOPers.
And folks kinda blame Obama. Three out of five Americans think he's not done a good job explaining all health care reform. His overall approval ratings have also dropped. A lot. He's gone from a high of 77 to 55 in approval, according to this site. He's also as low as 51 percent, according to the same site, different page.