Sometimes, it's best to ignore the commentary and the hysteria and just look at some numbers. Sure, this poll is on Daily KOS, a site I usually avoid for its hysteria, but it seems a good cross section of people. And besides, I got there via Andrew Sullivan's blog, so that must count for something.
Scan that table. Suddenly, the town-hallers and Beck Hannitys of the nation look pretty out of touch. The only two groups not tilting toward the majority-for side are "REP" (party) and "South" (region). I will refrain, due to the geography of certain blood relations of mine, from commentary on this. But it suffices to say, I'm glad to see my country is not so unreasonable and hysterical as they seem on TV.