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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Polls on Health Care Reform

A plurality of registered voters (49 to 44 percent) supports Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care reform bill, including a majority of Independents (54 to 36 percent support). While overall intensity is balanced (37 percent strongly support and 34 percent strongly oppose), Independents are more intense in their preference for repeal (39 percent strongly support and 24 percent strongly oppose). Voters aren’t swayed one way or the other by arguments for and against repealing and replacing
the law (50 to 44 percent overall), suggesting that they have already absorbed enough information on the subject and are settled in their views.

A Washington Post poll shows little shift in sentiments, with one telling exception. On the question of "Who [sic] do you trust to handle health care reform," it shows that "Republicans in Congress" have pulled even with the president for the first time.