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POLL: NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard SCHIP


A new NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health national survey of 1,527 adults (conducted 10/8 through 10/13) finds:

  • After hearing that supporters say the expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program "would prevent children who are already covered from losing their coverage and provide health insurance for millions of low-income children who are currently uninsured" and "the program has been shown to be effective over the past ten years" and that opponents say "the expansion would encourage some families who have private health insurance to drop it in favor of government-funded coverage" and "the expansion will wind up covering some children in middle-class families," 65% support the expansion while 28% oppose.
  • 64% think Congress should vote to overturn President Bush's veto of the expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program; 30% think Congress should not.
  • 14% say they would be more likely to vote for his or her Member of Congress if he or she opposed the expansion; 35% say they would be less likely to vote for him or her; 46% say it wouldn't make much difference.

 

Comments
Andrew:

This one is a much more complete, detailed, fair poll than the vague Gallup poll posted earlier.
While the former understood that this is a complex issue that requires complex questions, Gallup was lazy and asked simple, incomplete, misleading questions.

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