Submitted By Todd on October 20th at 2:06am
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters say passage of the plan will make the cost of health care go up while 18% say it will make costs go down.Only 18% believe the President? It seems the Obama health care agenda is not a top priority for anyone but the politicians pushing it.
Most (59%) favor putting a provision in the plan that would prohibit any new taxes, fees or penalties on families who make less than $250,000 a year to pay for the reform initiative. Most also say that middle-class tax cuts are more important than new spending on health care.Are people excited about a public option?
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide say guaranteeing that no one is forced to change their health insurance coverage is a higher priority than giving consumers the choice of a "public option" health insurance company.Are the great communication skills of the President moving more people to support his proposal?
42% of voters nationwide favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and down four from the week before.Only 24% strongly support the Obama plan even though the majority of Americans believe that the system needs repairs.
While voters are skeptical of the plan working its way through Congress, 54% say that major changes are needed in the health care system. Sixty-one percent (61%) say it’s important for Congress to pass some reform.Most ominous for Democrats is the alienation of seniors, the most devoted of all voters.
Just 36% of the nation’s senior citizens favor the current legislative effort while 59% are opposed. Support is highest among voters under 30, the age group least likely to use the nation’s health care system.