Referring to Robert Moffit’s Commentary page column “Repair? No, repeal ObamaCare,” (Sept. 20) the author states, “The latest polls show that six out of 10 American voters favor outright repeal of ObamaCare.”

However, in today’s edition, (“In Focus: Health care reform,” page A2) The Associated Press article says: “Poll shows insurance misperception persists,” and describes how ill-informed people are about the bill.

For example, “More than half of Americans mistakenly believe the overhaul will raise taxes for most people this year, an Associated Press poll finds.”

In his article, Moffit argues that “ most major surveys found only a minority of Americans believed the country to be better off because of (the bill’s) passage.” Moffit is mistakenly assuming that most Americans know what is actually in the bill.

I haven’t read the actual bill — it is huge — and I know of no one who has.

The only knowledge that I have about the bill is from what I have read in or heard from the news media, which means I probably don’t know as much about the bill as I should.

The problem here is that too many Americans derive their opinions about issues based on what they read or hear from the opinions of pundits, politicians, and others such as Moffit.

I encourage people to become better informed about issues before voicing opinions or responding to polls (case in point: people who believe President Obama is a Muslim).

I also encourage pundits, politicians and others with a public voice to avoid giving opinions based on inaccurate information.