9.26.2009

NYT/CBS Poll: Even Republican Voters Favor The Public Option

This has to send chills down the spines of Congressional and Senate Rethuglicans...

From Talking Points Memo:

The new CBS/New York Times poll not only shows overwhelming support for the public option -- it shows that a plurality of self-identified Republicans are for it, too.

The poll asked this question: "Would you favor or oppose the government offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan -- something like the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get -- that would compete with private health insurance plans?"

The top-line result is 65% in favor, 26% opposed. Among Democrats only, it's 81%-12%, and independents are at 61%-30%. And among Republican respondents, 47% are in favor, to 42% opposed.

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Of course, the centerpiece of this poll comes from question numbe 57:
57. Would you favor or oppose the government offering everyone a
government administered
health insurance plan -- something like
the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get
-- that would
compete with private health insurance plans?


Favor Oppose DK/NA
6/12-16/09 72 20 7
7/9-12/09 CBS 64 29 7
7/24-28/09 66 27 7
8/27-31/09 CBS 60 34 6
9/19-23/09 65 26 9
So, someone please tell Joe Lieberman, that contrary to his propaganda, and what he wouldn’t know what the people would want if what they want was tattooed on his forehead -- that people DO want the public option.

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