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US: Health Care (Thompson-Reuters 11/9-17)


Thompson Reusters
11/9-17/09; 2,999 households, 1.8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Thompson-Reuters release)

National

Do you believe a "Public Option (like Medicare for everyone) should be included as part of the final legislation that Congress passes into law?
60% Yes, 40% No

 

Comments
obamalover:

Whoever wrote that question is clueless. If the public option was "medicare for everyone" it would be single payer. It is not. It is paid for by premiums. As to the "everyone" part it is limited to a small number of people.

It is seeing questions like these that make me just shake my head. If political pollsters are this misinformed about policy then what does that say about everyone else?

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Mark in LA:

Maybe the wording sucks, but that is a big sample and a sizable majority in favor of a public option.

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Common Sense?:

How is dislike for The Dems. Healthcare plan disappearing yet the public option numbers are so high?

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havoc:

How do you poll hoseholds?

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Farleftandproud:

This poll is right on because it was conducted by people who didn't try to distort the aim of health care reform, which means to make healthcare more affordable and cover more people. So many Americans are easily lead by what they hear from friends, family, their local newspapers and what they see on the news that it isn't surprising these other conservative pollsters have asked deceptive questions to get the answers they want. It is unfortunate that too many Americans don't see the problem with our healthcare crisis. We live in a country where people love to get something for nothing and shop around for the best deal. We'll make a 20 mile trip to Wallmart rather than pay $50 more for the same items. For most people who are getting healthcare coverage, unless they work for a great company like Microsoft, state or federal government, public schools full time or something like that, have to pay high premiums. Canada and most other Western Democracies solved this problem a long time ago. It is unfortunate in a country like ours that encourages competition and good deals, that affordable healthcare is impossible to sell here. It has been a sad reality that has plagued our country for years and years, and if we can call this new health bill reform, which I honestly do not, it would be the best victory this country has ever had towards improving health care.

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