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Americans are now seeing the damage that polls and focus groups can inflict on White House decision-making. President Barack Obama is no longer shaping the public dialogue on health-care reform. Instead, he is losing control of his agenda and resorting to rhetorical tricks and evasions.
Every administration has to take into account public opinion. Without doing so, Abraham Lincoln said, little can be achieved. But too much polling doesn’t raise presidential vision. It narrows and pulls it down. Substituting a weekly dose of opinion surveys for thoughtful consideration is causing White House aides to find new scapegoats whenever administration policy initiatives get into trouble.
Please check out the entire article and remember one thing, this is the wall street journal! This isn't Fox news and it would appear that even some in MSM are starting to digest something just isn't right with this administration and it's projected course.
hing about it is this, many many more people from the left and right side of the fence not only read WSJ but also trust the views expressed much more so than Fox News.