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US: Health Care (Rasmussen 8/25-26)


Rasmussen
8/25-26/09; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: IVR
(Rasmussen release)

National

Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?
43% Favor
53% Oppose

If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?
23% Better
50% Worse
21% Same

If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?
52% Up
17% Down
21% Same

 

Comments
IdahoMulato:

No need to comment on this poll.

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Aaron_in_TX:

The disapproval for health care seems to have topped out. Approval is around 40 in pretty much all polls now.

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xtophers:

It's over. Congratulations, BC/BS, Cigna, Aetna & Faux News. Sorry, Sen. Kennedy, but you forgot the part about a sucker being born every minute. All your work was in vain.

The truth about American health care: It is exceptional for those who can more than afford it, merely adequate for those who can barely afford, and for the nearly 50 million who can't afford it at all? Let' s not talk about that, okay.

Be that as it may, there's a part of me that will always admire shrewdness and wickedness, even if I disapprove of it, and all that business about "death panels" and "rationing" and "government funded abortions", why didn't I think of it? It's so deliciously simplistic, sensationalistic and effective.
Never underestimate the gullibility of the American people.

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scienceguy:

@xtophers and @Aaron_in_TX:
It ain't over 'till it's over. Rasmussen always phrases and polls for Republicans. They didn't give the Obama the win until after everybody else did. There is no evidence that Rasmussen has correctly analyzed American's desire for change or willingness to pay for it. Someone should start polling more intelligently on this question: That is, what level of deficit for what level of coverage. How much government intervention. Word has it the Republicans are starting to crumble to an "every State on its own" plan. Let's see what the enthusiasm level is for hip replacements in Maine being differently covered than those in Georgia. The polling coverage on this issue is abysmal IMHO. Every side is claiming it has landslide sentiment for its position.

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