Emily Swanson | September 14, 2009
CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
9/11-13/09; 1,012 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
From everything you have heard or read so far, do you favor or oppose Barack Obama's plan to reform health care?
51% Favor, 46% Oppose (chart)
From what you know of the health care reforms which the Administration is working on, do you think the amount you pay for medical care would increase, decrease, or remain the same?
47% Increase, 16% Decrease, 35% Same
From what you know of those health care reforms, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same?
21% Better off, 35% Worse off, 43% About the same
And from what you know of those health care reforms, do you think senior citizens who are currently on Medicare would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same?
24% Better off, 37% Worse off, 36% Same
In reacting to President Obama's health care proposals, do you think the Republicans are generally offering constructive criticism, or are they being obstructionist for mostly political reasons?
35% Constructive, 61% Obstructionist
If Obama's plan became law, do you think senior citizens or seriously-ill patients would die because government panels would prevent them from getting the medical treatment they needed?
41% Would happen, 57% Would not happen
If Obama's plan became law, do you think that the federal government would or would not provide insurance to illegal immigrants?
47% Would happen, 49% Would not happen
During [Obama's] address, a Republican member of the U.S. House shouted that Obama had lied while Obama was speaking. Do you think that was appropriate behavior or inappropriate behavior?
15% Appropriate, 85% Inappropriate
And just your best guess -- based on what you have read or heard about that address, do you think
Obama lied while he was speaking to Congress on Wednesday night, or don't you think so?
32% Obama lied
60% Don't think so