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US: Health Care (CNN 10/30-11/1)


CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
10/30-11/1/09; 1,018 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN release)

National

In your view, is Barack Obama doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans in Congress, or
not?

49% Yes, 49% No

In your view, are the Republicans in Congress doing enough to cooperate with the Barack Obama,
or not?

31% Yes, 67% No

From everything you have heard or read so far, do you favor or oppose Barack Obama's plan to reform health care?
45% Favor, 53% Oppose (chart)

As you may know, several health care bills have been passed by committees in the U.S. House and Senate and they can be brought before Congress for debate and a final vote at any time. Which of the following do you think Congress should do:
26% Continue working on those bills this fall and make relatively minor changes before passing final legislation
33% Continue working on those bills this fall but pass final legislation only if major changes are made
24% Start work on entirely new bills that would not be ready until some time next year
15% Stop working on any bills that would change the country's health care system

Now thinking specifically about the health insurance plans available to most Americans, would you favor or oppose creating a public health insurance option administered by the federal government that would compete with plans offered by private health insurance companies?
55% Favor, 44% Oppose

 

Comments
Mark W:

I just noticed that the numbers from this poll that were added to the health care reform chart are the numbers from the question targeting the public option. Wouldn't it be better to include the stats on favorability for Barack Obama's plan instead, since the wording of that question seems more similar to the questions in the other polls? Respondents seem to lump Democrats/Obama/Healthcare reform together, and respond to those question formulations differently than questions that specifically ask about the public option (which tend to have a higher favorable response).

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Emily Swanson:

Mark W: Yes, you're right. Looks like I grabbed the wrong question when I entered this into our database. Thanks for the catch, and it will be corrected in the chart shortly.

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