Emily Swanson | December 9, 2009
12/1-6/09; 2,313 registered voters, 2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Job Approval / Disapproval
Dems in Congress: 33 / 56
Reps in Congress: 30 / 58
State of the Counrty
29% Satisfied, 71% Dissatisfied (chart)
Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care - President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
44% Obama, 37% Reps in Congress
From what you've heard or read, do you mostly approve or mostly disapprove of the proposed changes to the health care system under consideration in Congress?
38% Approve, 52% Disapprove (chart)
Do you support or oppose giving people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan that would compete with private plans?
56% Support, 38% Oppose
President Obama has pledged that health insurance reform will not add to our federal budget deficit over the next decade. Do you think that President Obama will be able to keep his promise or do you think any health care plan that Congress passes and President Obama signs will add to the federal budget deficit?
19% Keep promise, 74% Add to deficit
Do you think that extending health insurance to all Americans would increase your health care costs or not?
63% Yes, 30% No
Do you think that extending health insurance to all Americans is worth increasing your health care costs or not?
47% Yes, 46% No
Do you think that extending health insurance to all Americans would decrease your quality of health care or not?
48% Yes, 46% No
Do you think that extending health insurance to all Americans is worth decreasing your quality of health care or not?
21% Yes, 71% No