Emily Swanson | November 30, 2009
Latino Decisions / University of New Mexico - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center / impreMedia
11/1-16/09; 1,000 Latino registered voters, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Latino Decisions release)
What do you think is the most important issue that President Obama, and the Congress should address over the next year? (open-ended)
32% Health care, 22% Fixing rhe economy, 17% Immigration reform, 9% War in Iraq/Afghanistan, 7% Unemployment/Jobs, 1% Housing/Mortgages, 1% Education reform/Schools
Job Approval / Disapproval
Congress: 52 / 37
Pres. Obama: 74 / 23
With all the different issues the Congress and President must address, how important do you think it is that they should pass a bill on immigration reform before the 2010 congressional election?
23% Extremely, 39% Very, 22% Somewhat, 8% Not too, 4% Not at all
With all the different issues the Congress and President must address, how important do you think it is that they should pass a bill on health care reform before the 2010 congressional election?
33% Extremely, 40% Very, 13% Somewhat, 7% Not too, 5% Not at all
Between the two issues of immigration reform and health care reform, which one is more
important for Congress and the President to address, in your opinion?
20% Immigration, 67% Health care reform
When it comes to health care, do you think the Federal government should ensure that all people have health insurance, even if it means raising taxes, or do you think we should continue with the current health care system?
61% Universal health care, 28% Continue current system
One of the proposals offered to change healthcare would create a public option--a government run health plan that would compete with private insurance so that people could choose between public and private options. Which of the following best describes your view of the public option plan?
41% Strongly support, 33% Somewhat support, 7% Somewhat oppose, 14% Strongly oppose
thinking again about the current health care debate in Washington, D.C. How much do you
think the public officials take into account the health care needs of the Latino/Hispanic community when considering reforms? Is it...
14%^ Very much, 36% Somewhat, 26% Not too much, 18% Not at all
If the Congress and President do pass a health reform bill, do you think anyone living in this country should be eligible to buy or receive health care, or should it be restricted to only American citizens and legal residents?
67% Anyone eligible, 25% Only citizens and residents