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Poll: Support for Dem Healthcare Plunging

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 12:52 PM

By Jim Meyers

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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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