Submitted By Todd on February 25th at 10:00pm
Democrats support passing the bill by reconciliation by a margin of 68 percent to 24 percent. Only 9 percent of Republicans want the bill passed using the maneuver, while 86 percent oppose it. Independents mostly oppose the move by 53 percent to 38 percent.
Overall, 52 or those polled oppose reconciliation, with 42% in support of the Dems using the nuclear option.
Additionally, if Democratic and Republican leaders meeting Thursday at the health care summit are not able to come to any agreement, 49 percent oppose the passage of health care legislation. Forty-two percent would be in favor of the bill moving forward and 9 percent didn't know.
Those numbers go against the Dems, for sure, but they are stronger numbers than what CNN's new poll shows, with just 25% wanting ObamaCare to proceed as written. This week's Rasmussen numbers fall somewhere in between.
Voters still strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats and think Congress should focus instead on smaller bills that address problems individually rather than a comprehensive plan. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of voters favor the proposed health care plan, while 56% oppose it. Those figures include 45% who strongly oppose the plan and just 23% who strongly favor it.The "strong" numbers are the revealing ones - the energy is much more intense, two to one, in opposition to the measure.