ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The challenges ahead for the president due to health care reform featured; scenes shown of angry people at town hall meetings; details given about the drop in AARP members, the drop in the support for Obama from independents, the drop in support for a public option. [ABC polling director Gary LANGER- comments on the health debate.] [Poll respondent Rembrandt WRIGHT- worries about the government control.]
(Studio: David Muir; Grand Canyon: Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The administration response to the poll numbers, what the Democrats are saying about the public option, the economic situation & concerns about the deficit & a government takeover of health insurance discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The Sunday appearance by Senator John McCain on "This Week" noted.
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