Emily Swanson | November 17, 2009
State of the Country
44% Right Direction, 55% Wrong Track (chart)
Overall, which party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?
47% Democrats, 31% Republicans
Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 61 / 38 (chart)
Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama administration? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
48% Support, 49% Oppose (chart)
Just your best guess, if the health care system is changed, do you think the quality of _____ will get better, get worse, or remain about the same?
Your health care: 19% Better, 37% Worse, 42% Same
Health care for most people: 34% Better, 38% Worse, 26% Same
Would you support or oppose having the government create a new health insurance plan to compete with private health insurance plans? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
53% Support, 43% Oppose
Say someone buys private health insurance using government assistance to help pay for it. Do you think insurance sold that way should or should not be allowed to include coverage for abortions?
35% Should, 61% Should not
Thinking about politics: Right now, are you inclined to vote to re-elect your representative in Congress in the next election or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?
38% Re-elect, 50% Look around
355 Democrat, 21% Republican, 39% independent (chart)