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Americans Split 50/50 On Reform... Interesting.

The constituent calls are running roughly 50-50 for or against the bill, the staffer estimated — which tracks pretty closely to where the American people seem to be, as a whole, at least according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which found the public nearly even divided, with 47 percent saying they approved as what was described as “President Obama’s health-care plan”, and 46 percent saying they disapproved. (Interestingly, only 29 percent said that a vote for the bill would reflect badly on their own member of Congress.)

Link to poll in reply below.

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NightPhoenix

Asked by NightPhoenix at 8:25 PM on Mar. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • NBC/Wall Street Journal poll


    Not so 50/50 on the link, as said by the above statement from a staffer for a conservative Democratic congressman, but close at some points.

    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 8:27 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Forgot to add this, where story came from: FULL STORY HERE

    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 8:28 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • I laready know this but you wont convince some on here who insist they are ignoring the majority , because the majority doesn't want it...That is simply not true

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:31 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Considering "Obama's" plan isn't even up for consideration, why does that matter?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Seems that is the only poll I can find showing that. most others have support considerably lagging.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:34 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Seems that is the only poll I can find showing that. most others have support considerably lagging.

    Phrasing is everything - anyone can support Obama's plan because Obama's plan doesn't exist. The bill that is up for consideration and being voted on has nothing to do with Obama and what he wants in it. Some of the things in that bill are directly opposed to what he wants in the Obama Plan. Supporting Obama's Plan is about as meaningful as supporting the Tooth Fairy's Plan. I'll stick with the polls that actually ask about the monster they are voting on.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2010



  • The survey found that opinions have solidified around the health-care legislation, with 48% calling it a "bad idea" and 36% viewing it as a "good idea" when presented with a choice between those two. That gap is consistent with surveys dating to the fall.

    Since the WSJ/NBC poll began surveying the issue last April, support for the bill has been in the 33 percent to 39 percent range, but 48 percent is the highest level of opposition yet recorded by the survey.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • wow..a poll. this chick right here didnt get asked, so clearly this poll does NOT ask all of america what we, as the people & citizens of america, want. none of my neighbors answered to this poll either.
    mrsjosey1018200

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 8:41 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • "The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted of 1,000 adults (104 reached by cell phone) from March 11, 13-14. It has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points."


    You see I prefer polls that are comprised of LIKELY voters--not just those over 18, who are likely to fall into group of 66% of those who don't even bother voting--you know, when it actually counts!!!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • In the survey, only 33 percent say President Obama's health-reform effort is a good idea, versus 46 percent who consider it a bad idea.

    That result is essentially unchanged from last month's poll. However, the number saying that Obama's health plan is a bad idea has increased 20 percentage points since April, when the public supported the reform effort by a 33-26 percent margin.

    The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Jan. 10-14, and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

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