Street Demonstrations Strangely Muted

Per Ezra Klein, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey casts some doubt on the conservative suggestion that the Supreme Court’s health reform decision will draw an aroused citizenry into the streets to protest this tyranny, before Americans calm down enough to march to the polls to elect Mitt Romney by a landslide. By a 56/38 margin, respondents want to see the law’s opponents “move on to other national issues” rather than “continue to block the law from being implemented.”

The survey’s other big finding should be sobering to all us political junkies: 41% of Americans were not aware of the decision and/or its major finding. That includes 18% of the public who asserted that the decision had not yet been made.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.