Emily Swanson | November 17, 2009
State of the Country
34% Right Direction, 59% Wrong Track (chart)
Obama Job Approval
52% Approve, 44% Disapprove (chart)
Based on what you know, do you favor or oppose President Obama's proposed health
care plan, or do you not yet have an opinion?
29% Favor, 40% Oppose (chart)
- Opposition to President Obama's health care plan is higher after the House vote than our previous tracks (29% favor/40% oppose). Voters' net opposition to the plan has increased from -6% in September (31% favor/37% oppose) to -11% today.
- Voter opposition to President Obama's health care plan is higher than ever measured for President Clinton's plan in 1993/1994 (35% oppose in June 1994).
- Multiple surveys show voters believe President Obama's health care plan will mean their health care costs will increase (46% increase/11% decrease) and their quality of care will get worse (40% get worse/18% get better). Concerns about cost have trended up since September.
- Data continue to show the more people hear about President Obama's health care plan the less they like it (38% the more I like it/52% the less I like it).