Public support for the Democrats' healthcare reform plans has fallen to a new low — just 42 percent of voters now favor the reforms, down five percentage points from two weeks ago, a new Rasmussen Reports poll reveals.
Only 23 percent of respondents in the poll think that healthcare costs will go down if a reform plan passes Congress, and a majority believes costs will go up and quality of care will go down.
The survey also found that 41 percent of respondents have a favorable view of the people opposing healthcare reform at town hall meetings conducted by members of Congress.
Other findings of the Rasmussen poll:32 percent of voters surveyed favor a single-payer healthcare system, with the federal government providing coverage for everyone, but 57 percent said they oppose it.51 percent of respondents said when it comes to healthcare, they fear the federal government more than insurance companies.48 percent of voters now rate the American healthcare system as good or excellent, while just 19 percent rate it as poor.
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