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ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: David Muir) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on the drop in President Obama's job approval rating due to health care reform issues cited.

(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.

Muir, David;
Snow, Kate;
, Washington

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