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Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. March 10-15, 2010. N=1,208 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As of right now, do you generally support or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress? ... Is that strongly support/oppose or somewhat support/oppose?" Options rotated

 
    Strongly
support
Somewhat
support
Somewhat
oppose
Strongly
oppose
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/10-15/10

28 18 9 33 12
 

2/11-16/10

24 19 11 32 15
 

1/7-12/10

19 23 10 31 16
             

"Do you think you and your family would be better off or worse off if the President and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
It depends
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/10-15/10

35 32 28 2 3
 

2/11-16/10

34 32 26 3 5
 

1/7-12/10

32 33 29 3 4
 

12/7-13/09

35 27 32 3 3
 

11/5-12/09

42 24 27 3 4
 

10/8-15/09

41 27 28 2 3
 

9/11-18/09

42 23 28 4 3
 

8/4-11/09

36 31 27 2 4
 

7/7-14/09

39 21 32 4 3
 

6/1-8/09

39 16 36 3 5
 

4/2-8/09

43 14 36 4 4
 

2/3-12/09

38 11 43 4 3
             

"Do you think the country as a whole would be better off or worse off if the President and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
It depends
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/10-15/10

45 34 14 3 4
 

2/11-16/10

45 34 12 4 5
 

1/7-12/10

42 37 12 3 5
 

12/7-13/09

45 31 17 4 3
 

11/5-12/09

54 27 11 3 5
 

10/8-15/09

53 28 12 2 4
 

9/11-18/09

53 26 14 4 4
 

8/4-11/09

45 34 14 3 4
 

7/7-14/09

51 23 16 4 6
 

6/1-8/09

57 16 19 3 5
 

4/2-8/09

56 15 21 3 5
 

2/3-12/09

59 12 19 5 5
             

"If the president and Congress do pass health care reform, do you think that would make [see below] better, worse or would it stay about the same?"

 
    Better Worse About the
same
It depends
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"The quality of your own health care"

 

3/10-15/10

28 29 36 2 5
 

9/11-18/09

31 21 42 2 4
 

8/4-11/09

29 31 36 2 3
 

7/7-14/09

30 25 40 3 3
 

2/3-12/09

29 14 52 2 2
 
 

"The cost of health care for you and your family"

 

3/10-15/10

31 32 29 2 6
 

9/11-18/09

37 27 30 2 5
 

8/4-11/09

34 30 30 2 4
 

7/7-14/09

35 25 32 4 5
 

2/3-12/09

39 16 39 2 5
 
 

"Your ability to get and keep health insurance"

 

3/10-15/10

35 22 36 2 5
             

"And what if the president and Congress DO NOT pass health care reform, and things stay as they are. Do you think each of the following will get better or worse over the next several years, or will it stay about the same? How about [see below]?"

 
    Better Worse About the
same
It depends
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"The quality of your own health care"

 

3/10-15/10

10 31 56 - 2
 
 

"The cost of health care for you and your family"

 

3/10-15/10

8 48 40 1 2
 
 

"Your ability to get and keep health insurance"

 

3/10-15/10

10 32 54 1 3
             

"Which statement comes closer to your view? Congress has debated health care reform long enough and it is time for them to take a vote. Congress should continue with the effort to reform health care but needs to go back to the drawing board and start over again on a new proposal. Congress should stop talking about health care reform and move on to other topics."

 
    Time to
vote
Start over on
new proposal
Move on to
other topics
None of these/
Other (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/10-15/10

42 36 20 1 1
             

"Now, thinking about government regulation of the health care industry today, please tell me if you think there is currently too much, not enough, or about the right amount of government regulation in each of the following areas. What about [see below]?"

 
    Too much Not enough Right amount Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"The cost of health insurance"

 

3/10-15/10

34 42 18 6  
 

10/08

23 51 20 7  
 
 

"The cost of prescription medicines"

 

3/10-15/10

33 39 22 6  
 

10/08

22 48 24 6  
 
 

"Hospital charges"

 

3/10-15/10

39 36 19 7  
 
 

"Doctor's fees"

 

3/10-15/10

32 33 27 8  
             

"Would you support or oppose having the federal and state governments review and potentially reject some health insurance premium increases made by private insurers if they found those increases to be too high and not justified?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/10-15/10

66 26 8    
             

"As far as you know, has the independent Congressional Budget Office which analyzes the cost of legislation said the health reform legislation currently being discussed in Congress will increase the federal budget deficit over the next ten years, decrease the deficit over the next ten years, or is it not expected to have much impact on the deficit?"

 
    Increase Decrease Not much
impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-15/10

55 15 20 10  
             

"As far as you know, if Congress and the president did pass a health care reform bill, would most people who currently get health insurance coverage through their employers keep their existing health insurance arrangements or would most people have to change their existing health insurance arrangements?"

 
    Keep existing Have to
change
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/10-15/10

48 41 11    
 

1/7-12/10

59 30 11    
             

"Does the fact that every Republican Member of Congress opposes the current health care proposals make you more likely to support the legislation, less likely, or doesn't that make much difference either way?"

 
    More likely Less likely No
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-15/10

27 20 51 3  
             

"Does the fact that President Obama supports the current health care proposals make you more likely to support the legislation, less likely, or doesn't that make much difference either way?"

 
    More likely Less likely No
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-15/10

36 21 42 2  
             

"Would you say it is more important for Democrats in Congress to pass health care reform this year, even if they can't get much Republican support, or more important to get bipartisan, Republican support, even if that delays or stops the health care reform process for this year?" Options rotated

 
    Pass this
year
Get bipartisan
support
Neither/Don't
want reform
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-15/10

43 45 7 6  
 

10/8-15/09

42 44 8 6  
 

9/11-18/09

42 47 6 5  
             

"Do you think the way the health care reform process has gone in Washington this year shows more that our policymaking process is working as intended, or more that our policymaking process is broken?" Options rotated

 
    Working as
intended
Broken Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-15/10

19 73 2 5  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 11, 13-14, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

               

"Do you generally approve or disapprove of the way that Republicans in Congress are handling the issue of health care reform?" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure      
    % % %      
 

3/11, 13-14/10

35 59 6      
 

1/10-14/10

26 64 10      
 

10/22-25/09

23 64 13      
 

9/17-20/09

21 65 14      
 

8/15-17/09

21 62 17      
               

"When it comes to dealing with health care, which party do you think would do a better job: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so."

 
    Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Both About
the Same
Neither Unsure  
    % % % % %  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

37 28 15 19 1  
 

7/24-27/09

40 23 15 19 3  
 

1/08

51 15 17 12 5  
 

7/07

49 13 14 21 3  
 

3/06

43 12 21 19 5  
               

"Do you think it would be better to pass Barack Obama's health care plan and make its changes to the health care system or to not pass this plan and keep the current health care system?"

 
    Make
Changes
Keep
Current
System
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

46 45 4 5    
 

12/11-14/09

41 44 7 8    
 

10/22-25/09

45 39 8 8    
 

9/17-20/09

45 39 9 7    
               

"If you knew that your representative in Congress voted with the Republicans to defeat the current health care bill, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for him or her, or would it make no difference to you either way in your vote?" Among registered voters. Half sample (Form A).

 
    More
Likely
Less
Likely
No
Difference
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

31 34 34 1    
               

"If you knew that your representative in Congress voted with the Democrats to pass the current health care bill, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for him or her, or would it make no difference to you either way in your vote?" Among registered voters. Half sample (Form B).

 
    More
Likely
Less
Likely
No
Difference
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

28 36 34 2    
               

"And, suppose the health care reform bill passes Congress this year. If a candidate for Congress proposed repealing and overturning this health care bill, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for him or her, or would it make no difference to you either way in your vote?" N=846 registered voters, MoE 3.4

 
    More
Likely
Less
Likely
No
Difference
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

37 33 29 1    
               

"As you may know, a health care bill has not yet passed through Congress. Do you feel that this is mainly due to an unwillingness of the Republicans to compromise and find a middle ground to work with the Democrats, or that this is due to an unwillingness of the Democrats to compromise and find a middle ground to work with the Republicans, or do you feel that it is equally the fault of both parties?"

 
    Republicans
Won't
Compromise
Democrats
Won't
Compromise
Fault
of Both
Equally
Neither Party
at Fault
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % % %  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

25 18 54 2 1  
 

10/22-25/09

23 16 56 2 3  
               

"If President Obama's comprehensive health care plan is not passed by Congress in the next few months, when do you think Congress should consider significant health care reform legislation again: immediately, sometime in the next couple of years, after the next presidential election, or never?" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

 
    Immediately In Next
Couple of
Years
After Next
Presidential
Election
Never Unsure  
    % % % % %  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

47 23 15 13 2  
               

"In the U.S. Senate there is a procedure called the filibuster which prevents legislation from coming to a vote unless there are sixty votes out of the one hundred U.S. senators, meaning that more than a simple majority is necessary for legislation to pass. Over the last few months, how much have you seen, read, or heard about the use of this procedure called a filibuster: [see below]?"

 
    A Lot Some Not Too Much Nothing at All Unsure  
    % % % % %  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

33 26 23 17 1  
               

"Would you favor or oppose the Democrats using a Senate rule called reconciliation that would allow them to avoid a Republican filibuster and resolve the final details of the health care bill so it can pass with a majority vote? If you do not know enough about this to have an opinion, please say so."

 
    Favor Oppose No Opinion Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

3/11, 13-14/10

26 35 37 2    

 

Pew Research Center Poll. March 10-14, 2010. N=1,500 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How much, if anything, have you heard about the bills in Congress to overhaul the health care system? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

 
    A Lot A Little Nothing Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/10-14/10

44 43 12 1  
 

2/3-9/10

50 39 11 -  
 

1/6-10/10

46 45 8 1  
 

12/9-13/09

51 39 9 1  
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

49 42 7 1  
 

9/30 - 10/4/09

46 43 10 1  
 

9/10-15/09

60 34 5 1  
 

8/20-27/09

53 40 7 1  
 

7/22-26/09

41 47 10 1  
             

"As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care bills being discussed in Congress?"
2009: "As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care PROPOSALS being discussed in Congress?"

 
    Generally
Favor
Generally
Oppose
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/10-14/10

38 48 13    
 

2/3-9/10

38 50 12    
 

1/6-10/10

39 48 13    
 

12/9-13/09

35 48 17    
 

11/12-15/09

42 39 19    
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

38 47 15    
 

9/30 - 10/4/09

34 47 19    
 

9/10-15/09

42 44 14    
 

8/20-27/09

39 46 15    
 

7/22-26/09

38 44 18    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. March 3-8, 2010. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.2.

             

"In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress?"

 
    Support Oppose Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/3-8/10

41 43 12 4  
 

1/12-17/10

42 42 14 2  
 

12/10-14/09

36 44 18 2  
 

11/5-9/09

39 45 14 3  
 

10/1-5/09

40 40 17 3  
 

9/3-8/09

34 49 15 2  
             

"How much, if at all, should the health care system in the United States be CHANGED? Would you say it should be changed a great deal, a lot, a moderate amount, a little, or not at all?"

 
    A Great
Deal
A Lot A Moderate
Amount
A Little Not at All
    % % % % %
 

3/3-8/10

31 19 32 13 4
 

10/29 - 11/8/09

36 20 28 12 4
             

"What do you think the President and Congress should do about health care this year? Do you think they should keep working to pass a health care plan by the end of the year, scrap the current negotiations and start over from scratch, or leave the health care system as it is now?"
9/09: "What do you think the President and Congress should do when they come back to Washington this fall? Do you think they should keep working to pass a health care plan by the end of the year, scrap the current negotiations and start over from scratch, or leave the health care system as it is now?"

 
    Pass by End
of the Year
Start Over
From Scratch
Leave System
as It Is Now
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/3-8/10

43 41 15 2  
 

9/3-8/09

39 42 18 1  
             

"How important is it that any health care plan have the support of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress? . . ."

 
    Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Too
Important
Not at All
Important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/3-8/10

61 23 5 9 1
 

10/1-5/09

62 20 6 11 2
 

9/3-8/09

56 23 9 11 1
             

"If President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are unable to win support from Republicans to pass a health care plan this year, what should they do? Should they go ahead and pass a bill without Republican support, or keep trying until they are able to make a deal with the Republicans?"

 
    Pass Without
Republican
Support
Keep Trying
To Make a
Deal
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

3/3-8/10

27 68 4 2  
 

11/5-9/09

31 61 5 3  
 

10/1-5/09

34 62 3 2  
 

9/3-8/09

28 66 4 1  

 

Gallup Poll. March 4-7, 2010. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

             

"Would you advise your representative in Congress to vote for or against a health care reform bill similar to the one proposed by President Obama?"

 
    Vote For Vote Against Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/4-7/10

45 48 7    
             
 

Asked of those who answered "Vote against" (N=513, MoE 5):
"Which would you rather see Congress do: start over and work to pass different health care legislation, or not work on health care legislation at this time?"
Options rotated

 
    Start Over Not Work on
Health care
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/4-7/10

62 37 1    

 

Gallup Poll. March 2-3, 2010. N=992 adults nationwide. MoE 4. The questions were asked of a random half sample of respondents on the Gallup Daily tracking survey for two nights.

             

"Next, we have a question about health care policy in the United States. As I read some names and groups, please say whether you are confident or not confident in each to recommend the right thing for reforming the U.S. health care system. How about . . . ?"

 
    Confident Not
Confident
Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Doctors"

 

3/2-3/10

77 21 2    
 

6/13-14/09

73 25 2    
 
 

"Hospitals"

 

3/2-3/10

64 35 2    
 

6/13-14/09

61 37 2    
 
 

"University professors or researchers who study health care policy"

 

3/2-3/10

61 32 7    
 

6/13-14/09

62 31 6    
 
 

"President Barack Obama"

 

3/2-3/10

49 49 2    
 

6/13-14/09

58 38 4    
 
 

"The Democratic leaders in Congress"

 

3/2-3/10

37 60 4    
 

6/13-14/09

42 52 6    
 
 

"The Republican leaders in Congress"

 

3/2-3/10

32 62 6    
 

6/13-14/09

34 62 5    
 
 

"Pharmaceutical companies"

 

3/2-3/10

30 67 3    
 

6/13-14/09

40 57 3    
 
 

"Health insurance companies"

 

3/2-3/10

26 71 3    
 

6/13-14/09

35 62 4    

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Feb. 26-28, 2010. N=1,076 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"As of right now, do you favor or oppose the health care reform proposals presently being discussed?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/26-28/10

41 47 11    
 

Democrats

62 24 14    
 

Independents

43 41 16    
 

Republicans

18 75 7    
 
 

1/28-31/10

37 51 12    
 

11/19-22/09

34 46 20    
 

10/29 - 11/1/09

39 49 12    
 

10/1-5/09

40 42 18    
 

8/27-31/09

40 45 15    
             
 

If oppose reform proposals (N=535):
"You said you are opposed to the health care reform proposals presently being discussed. Is that because you favor health care reform overall but think the current proposals don't go far enough to reform health care; OR you oppose health care reform overall and think the current proposals go too far in reforming health care?"

 
    Favor
Overall,
Don't Go
Far Enough
Oppose
Overall,
Go Too Far
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/26-28/10

37 54 10    
             
 

If favor reform proposals (N=427):
"You said you are in favor of the health care reform proposals presently being discussed. Is that because you favor health care reform overall and think the current proposals go far enough to reform health care; OR, you oppose health care reform overall and think the current proposals being discussed will keep health care reform from happening?"

 
    Favor
Overall, Go
Far Enough
Oppose
Overall, Will
Keep from
Happening
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/26-28/10

78 12 10    
             

"Do you favor or oppose the following health care initiatives? . . ."

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Insurance subsidies for lower-income families"

 

2/26-28/10

73 23 4    
             
 

"New taxes on the most expensive insurance policies"

 

2/26-28/10

24 70 6    
             
 

"A government requirement that everyone buy health coverage"

 

2/26-28/10

37 60 3    
             

"How much, if anything, would you say you know about President Obama's new health care plan that was released this week? Would you say a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or nothing at all?"

 
    A Great
Deal
A Fair
Amount
Not Very
Much
Nothing
At All
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/26-28/10

10 32 40 17 1
             
 

If know a great deal or fair amount (N=484):
"And how much better or worse do you, personally, think this new plan is compared to the plan that was being discussed before, or are they about the same? Would you say much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse?"

 
    Much
Better
Somewhat
Better
About the
Same
Somewhat
Worse
Much
Worse
    % % % % %
 

2/26-28/10

9 21 57 6 5
             

"Some people think that Republicans in Congress are working hard to try to find a compromise with the Democrats on the health care bill. Other people think that the Republicans are deliberately avoiding compromise in order to obstruct the bill in any form. Which of these comes closer to your view?"

 
    Trying to
Compromise
Obstructing
the Bill
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

36 57 7    
 

Democrats

16 77 7    
 

Independents

30 51 19    
 

Republicans

60 35 4    

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Feb. 23-24, 2010. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Do you want Congress to pass major health care reform legislation this year or would you rather Congress do nothing on health care for now?"

 
    Pass Do Nothing Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/23-24/10

46 50 5    
 

12/8-9/09

41 54 5    
 

7/21-22/09

49 48 3    
             

"As you may know, President Obama is holding a health care summit this week with members of Congress of both parties. Which of the following do you think better describes why the President is holding the summit: a sincere effort to work out a compromise on health care reform that is acceptable to both parties, or is it just for show so he can say he got feedback from Republicans before attempting to pass a Democratic health care bill?" Options rotated

 
    A Sincere
Effort
Just for
Show
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/23-24/10

50 40 5 5  
             

"If President Obama can't work out a compromise with congressional Republicans at the health care summit, do you think he should drop the current health care bill and start over later, or try to pass the current bill without Republican support?"

 
    Start Over
Later
Try to Pass
Current Bill
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/23-24/10

59 34 6    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 23, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

             

"Turning to health care, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?"

 
    Strongly
Approve
Approve Disapprove Strongly
Disapprove
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/23/10

7 38 24 24 8
             

"Next, as you may know, President Obama has invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to a summit on Thursday to discuss health care reform.

"
At this week's summit, do you think Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress will or will not make a sincere effort to work with Republicans in Congress to find solutions to health care reform that are acceptable to both parties?"

 
    Will Will Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/23/10

56 40 4    
             

"At this week's summit, do you think the Republicans in Congress will or will not make a sincere effort to work with Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress to find solutions to health care reform that are acceptable to both parties?"

 
    Will Will Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/23/10

41 54 5    
             

"Just your best guess, do you think the two sides will or will not reach an agreement on a health care bill at this week's summit?"

 
    Will Will Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/23/10

22 77 2    
             

"Suppose the two sides do not reach agreement on a bill. Would you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose Congress passing a health care bill similar to the ones proposed by President Obama and the Democrats in the House and Senate?"

 
    Strongly
Favor
Favor Oppose Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/23/10

11 32 26 23 9
             

"Would you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose the Democrats in the Senate using a parliamentary procedure that would allow them to avoid a Republican filibuster and pass their health care bill by a simple majority vote?"

 
    Strongly
Favor
Favor Oppose Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/23/10

11 28 27 25 9

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Feb. 17-18, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.6.

             

"Now thinking about the issue of HEALTH CARE REFORM, please tell me if you approve or disapprove of the way each of the following is handling this issue. Do you approve or disapprove of the way [see below] is/are handling health care reform?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Barack Obama"

 

2/17-18/10

39 52 9    
 
 

"Democrats in Congress"

 

2/17-18/10

27 61 12    
 
 

"Republicans in Congress"

 

2/17-18/10

21 63 16    
             

"As you may know, Barack Obama has proposed a plan to change this country's health care system. From what you have seen or heard about what he has proposed, what is your OVERALL opinion of Obama's health care reform plan - do you favor it or oppose it?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

40 49 11    
 

Republicans

15 78 7    
 

Democrats

72 17 11    
 

Independents

26 62 12    
             

"Now I'm going to read you some SPECIFIC proposals people have made to change the health care system. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally favor or oppose this change. Here's the first/next proposal. . . ."

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Creating a new insurance marketplace - the Exchange -- that allows people without health insurance to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive rates"

 

2/17-18/10

81 13 6    
 
 

"Requiring health insurance companies to cover anyone who applies, even if they have a pre-existing medical condition"

 

2/17-18/10

76 19 5    
 
 

"Requiring most businesses to offer health insurance to their employees, with tax incentives for small business owners to do so"

 

2/17-18/10

75 20 5    
 
 

"Requiring that all Americans have health insurance, with the government providing financial help to those who can't afford it"

 

2/17-18/10

59 36 5    
 
 

"Preventing insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick"

 

2/17-18/10

59 38 3    
 
 

"Creating a government-administered public health insurance option to compete with private plans"

 

2/17-18/10

50 42 8    
 
 

"Imposing a tax on insurers who offer the most expensive health plans, the so-called Cadillac plans, to help pay for health care reform"

 

2/17-18/10

34 55 11    
 
 

"If health coverage is required for everyone, imposing fines on individuals who don't obtain coverage and on larger businesses that don't offer it"

 

2/17-18/10

28 62 10    
             

"Now please think about the proposals I just described to you. ALL of these proposals are included in Barack Obama's health care reform plan. Having heard these details, what is your OVERALL opinion of Obama's plan -- do you favor it or oppose it?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

48 43 9    
 

Republicans

18 74 8    
 

Democrats

83 10 7    
 

Independents

34 57 9    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Feb. 11-16, 2010. N=1,201 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Do you think the delays in passing health care reform are more about Republicans and Democrats having fundamental disagreements on what would be the right policy for the country, or more about both sides playing politics with the issue?"

 
        %    
 

Republicans and Democrats having disagreements

25    
  Both sides playing politics 59    
  Both politics and fundamental differences (vol.) 6    
  Democrats alone playing politics (vol.) 1    
  Republicans alone playing politics (vol.) 3    
  Neither/Something else (vol.) 3    
  Unsure 3    
             

"What do you think Congress should do now on health care reform? Move soon to pass the comprehensive legislation that has already been approved by the House and Senate. Pull out a few key provisions where there is broad agreement and pass those, even though this won't be comprehensive reform. Put health care on hold, so Congress can work on other priorities, and try to deal with it later in the year. Stop working on health care this year."

 
        %    
 

Pass legislation that has been approved

32    
  Pass provisions where there is broad agreement 20    
  Deal with health care later in the year 22    
  Stop working on health care this year 19    
  Other (vol.) 4    
  Unsure 3    
             

"If a candidate for Congress supported health care reform legislation, would that make you MORE likely to vote for him or her, LESS likely to vote for him or her, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    More Likely Less Likely Not Much
Difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/11-16/10

35 24 37 4  
             

"If a candidate for Congress opposed health care reform legislation, would that make you MORE likely to vote for him or her, LESS likely to vote for him or her, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    More Likely Less Likely Not Much
Difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/11-16/10

26 35 36 3  
             

"For each element of health care reform I name, please tell me how important it is that this be passed into law. How important is [see below]? Is that extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or should it not be done at all?"

 
    Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Too
Important
Shouldn't Be
Done at All
    % % % % %
 
 

"Reforming the way health insurance works, for example, so that insurance companies can't deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and can't cap the benefits people get over their lifetime."

 

2/11-16/10

37 39 15 4 3
 
 

"Providing tax credits to small businesses to encourage them to offer coverage to their employees."

 

2/11-16/10

30 42 18 5 4
 
 

"Providing financial help to lower and middle income Americans who don't get insurance through their jobs to help them purchase coverage."

 

2/11-16/10

32 36 20 5 6
 
 

"Helping close the Medicare 'doughnut hole' or 'coverage gap' so seniors would no longer have a period where they are responsible for paying the full cost of their medicines."

 

2/11-16/10

35 36 20 3 3
 
 

"Expanding the existing Medicaid program to cover more low-income uninsured Americans."

 

2/11-16/10

26 30 25 7 11
 
 

"Allowing children to stay on their parents' insurance plans through age 25."

 

2/11-16/10

20 33 25 10 11
 
 

"Creating a health insurance exchange or marketplace where small businesses and people who don't get coverage through their jobs can shop for insurance and compare prices and benefits."

 

2/11-16/10

30 41 20 5 2
 
 

"Limiting future increases in Medicare payments to health care providers as a way to help pay for health reform."

 

2/11-16/10

18 28 27 8 15
 
 

"Limiting the amount of money that patients can collect in medical malpractice lawsuits."

 

2/11-16/10

26 31 22 9 9
 
 

"Allowing health insurers to sell health insurance policies across state lines."

 

2/11-16/10

22 28 24 13 8
 
 

"Expanding high risk insurance pools to cover people who have an illness that makes it hard to buy insurance in the regular market."

 

2/11-16/10

31 39 21 3 3
 
 

"Establishing a new Medicare Commission to recommend policies that reduce cost growth in Medicare."

 

2/11-16/10

23 32 27 7 8

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 12-15, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"What do you think Congress should do on health care: pass a health care bill similar to the legislation that Congress has been working on for the past year, start work on an entirely new bill, or stop working on any bills that would change the country's health care system?"

 
    Pass
Similar Bill
Work On
New Bill
Stop Working
On Any Bill
Other (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/12-15/10

25 48 25 2 1
 

1/22-24/10

30 48 21 1 1
             

"Now here are a few provisions that the U.S. House and Senate might consider. Please tell me whether you favor or oppose each one. . . ."
11/09 intro: "Now here are a few provisions in the health care bill passed by the U.S. House. Please tell me whether you favor or oppose each one. . . ."

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Requiring all large and mid-sized businesses to provide health insurance for their employees"

 

2/12-15/10

72 27 1    
 

11/13-15/09

73 25 2    
 
 

"Limiting the amount of money that patients can get if they win a medical malpractice lawsuit"

 

2/12-15/10

66 33 2    
 
 

"Creating a public health insurance option administered by the federal government that would compete with plans offered by private companies"

 

2/12-15/10

51 48 1    

 

Pew Research Center Poll. Feb. 3-9, 2010. N=1,383 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

"Please tell me if you think the REPUBLICAN Party or the DEMOCRATIC Party could do a better job in each of the following areas. Which party could do a better job of reforming the U.S. health care system?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both Equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/3-9/10

32 45 6 10 7
 

8/27-30/09

27 46 4 14 9
 

2/08

26 56 3 8 7

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 4-8, 2010. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care reform: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/4-8/10

46 41 1 9 2
 

12/10-13/09

46 39 1 13 2
 

11/12-15/09

50 37 1 10 2
 

9/10-12/09

48 36 1 12 3
 

7/15-18/09

54 34 1 10 1
 

6/18-21/09

55 27 2 11 4
             

"Do you think the proposed changes to the health care system are too complicated, or do you think the changes have to be this complex to accomplish what they're trying to do?"

 
    Too
Complicated
Have To Be
This Complex
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

60 35 5    
             

"Do you think the proposed changes to the health care system are too expensive, or do you think the cost is about right for what they're trying to do?"

 
    Too
Expensive
Cost Is
About Right
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

59 34 7    
             

"Do you think the government should or should not require businesses to offer private health insurance for their full-time employees?"

 
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

72 27 1    
 

9/06

79 19 2    
             

"Do you think the government should or should not require all Americans to have health insurance, either from their employer or from another source, with tax credits or other aid to help low-income people pay for it?"

 
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

56 43 2    
 

9/06

65 32 3    
             

"Do you think the government should or should not require insurance companies to sell coverage to people regardless of pre-existing conditions?"

 
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

80 19 2    
             

"Do you think lawmakers in Washington should keep trying to pass a comprehensive health care reform plan, or should give up on comprehensive health care reform?" Options rotated

 
    Keep Trying Give Up Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

63 34 4    
 

Democrats

88 8 4    
 

Independents

56 39 5    
 

Republicans

42 55 3    
             

"Regardless of your own preference, given what you've heard, do you think a comprehensive health care reform plan has a chance of becoming law this year, or do you think health care reform is dead?" Options rotated

 
    Has a
Chance
Reform is
Dead
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/4-8/10

48 46 5    
             
 

Asked of those who think reform is dead:
"Who do you think is mainly responsible for that: Obama, the Democrats in Congress, or the Republicans in Congress?"
Options rotated

 
    Obama Democrats
in Congress
Republicans
in Congress
Combined/
All (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/4-8/10

17 28 34 18 3
             

"Do you have some form of health insurance or health care coverage, or not?"

 
    Yes No      
    % %      
 

2/4-8/10

83 17      
 

1/12-15/10

87 13      
 

12/10-13/09

82 17      
 

11/12-15/09

84 15      
 

10/15-18/09

85 15      
 

9/10-12/09

86 14      
 

8/13-17/09

85 14      
 

6/18-21/09

84 16      

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Jan. 28-31, 2010. N=1,127 adults nationwide. MoE 2.9.

             

"Do you favor or oppose the following? . . ."

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Creation of a public entity to directly compete with existing health insurance companies."

 

1/28-31/10

49 42 9    
 

11/19-22/09

52 36 11    
 

10/29 - 11/1/09

51 43 6    
 

8/27-31/09

49 41 10    
             
 

"Legislation to permit the creation of insurance co-operatives NOT run by the government."

 

1/28-31/10

52 38 10    
 

11/19-22/09

57 31 12    
 

10/29 - 11/1/09

57 35 8    
 

8/27-31/09

54 36 10    
             
 

"Specific regulations to ensure basic patients' rights, such as portability of coverage."

 

1/28-31/10

77 15 8    
 

11/19-22/09

76 13 12    
 

10/29 - 11/1/09

75 17 8    
 

8/27-31/09

74 15 10    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 23-25, 2010. N=800 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

               

"For each of the following issues, please tell me if you think Barack Obama is giving too much attention to this issue, too little attention to this issue, or the right amount of attention to this issue. Health care."

 
    Too Much Too Little Right
Amount
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

1/23-25/10

44 16 38 2    
               

"If the current health care legislation becomes law, will you consider it to be a step forward or a step backward?"

 
    Step
Forward
Step
Backward
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure    
    % % % %    
 

1/23-25/10

44 49 1 6    
 

1/10-14/10

42 48 2 8    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 22-24, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"As you may know, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed bills that would make major changes in the country's health care system. Based on what you have read or heard about those bills, do you generally favor them or generally oppose them?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/22-24/10

38 58 3    
 

1/8-10/10

40 57 2    
             

"Just your best guess -- how likely do you think it is that a bill similar to the ones passed by the House and Senate will become law by the end of the year: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?"

 
    Very Likely Somewhat
Likely
Somewhat
Unlikely
Very
Unlikely
 
    % % % %  
 

1/22-24/10

12 38 25 25  
             

"Would you favor or oppose a health care bill that would create new regulations on the way health insurance companies operate but would not increase the number of Americans who have health insurance?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/22-24/10

47 51 2    

 

National Public Radio Poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (R) and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D). Jan. 20-21, 23, 2010. N=800 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

"Thinking now about health care: As you may have heard, President Obama has proposed a plan to change the health care system that recently passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate. From what you have heard about this plan, do you favor or oppose Obama's health care proposal?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/20-21, 23/10

39 55 5    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 20, 2010. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

             

"Which comes closest to your view? The President and Democratic leaders in Congress are right to make health care their top priority at this time. Health care is important but there are other problems that Congress and the President should address first. OR, Health care should not be a major priority for the President and Congress."

 
    Right To
Make It
Top Priority
Address Other
Problems First
Should Not
Be a Major
Priority
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/20/10

32 46 19 4  
             

"What do you think President Obama and the Democrats in Congress should do now concerning a health care reform bill? Should they continue to try and pass the health care bill now being worked out by Democrats in the House and Senate, or suspend work on the current health care bill the House and Senate are working on and consider alternative bills that can receive more Republican support?" Options rotated

 
    Try and Pass
Current Health
Care Bill
Consider
Alternative
Bills
Stop Working
On Health
Care (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/20/10

39 55 2 5  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2010. N=1,083 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

             

"Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama administration? ... Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?" Options rotated

 
    Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/10

22 22 12 39 5
             

"The plan could include a government insurance option only for people who can't get private insurance, the so-called public option. Or instead it could have the government negotiate with private insurers to have them offer these people insurance that meets government specifications. Which of these two approaches would you prefer: the public option or the alternative?"

 
    Public
Option
Alternative Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/10

47 41 1 8 3
             

"The plan could include a tax on high-benefit health plans, or a higher income tax on wealthier Americans. Which of these two approaches would you prefer?"

 
    Tax On High-
Benefit Plans
Tax On
Wealthy
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/10

22 58 2 16 2
             

"Insurance plans in which the government is involved could be forbidden from covering abortions. Or they could have an option for people to buy private coverage for abortions separately through these plans. Which of these two approaches would you prefer: the one that's more restrictive on abortion coverage or the one that's less so?"

 
    More
Restrictive
Less
Restrictive
No
Restrictions
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/10

50 46 2 2  
             

"In the long run, do you think [see below] if the changes that have been proposed become law or if the current system is left as it is now?" Options rotated

 
    If Changes
Become Law
If System
Left As It Is
Same Either
Way (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Your own health care will cost you more"

 

1/12-15/10

53 35 7 6  
 

12/10-13/09

53 33 6 8  
             
 

"The quality of health care you receive will be better"

 

1/12-15/10

38 50 7 5  
 

12/10-13/09

37 50 6 6  
             
 

"The country's health care system overall will cost more"

 

1/12-15/10

56 37 3 4  
 

12/10-13/09

55 35 3 7  
             

"Say a candidate for Congress supports the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama administration. Would that make you more likely to support that candidate for Congress, more likely to oppose that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    Support Oppose No
Difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/10

22 31 45 2  
 

11/12-15/09

25 29 45 1  
 

9/10-12/09

22 23 54 1  
 

8/13-17/09

23 32 43 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 10-14, 2010. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

               

"Thinking about efforts to reform the health care system, which would concern you more: not doing enough to make the health care system better than it is now by lowering costs and covering the uninsured, OR, going too far and making the health care system worse than it is now in terms of quality of care and choice of doctor?" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4

 
    Not Doing
Enough
Going Too
Far
Unsure      
    % % %      
 

1/10-14/10

40 53 7      
 

10/22-25/09

44 51 5      
 

9/17-20/09

44 48 8      
 

8/15-17/09

41 54 5      
               

"If the current health care legislation becomes law, for each of the following do you think it will make things much better, make things somewhat better, not make a difference, make things somewhat worse, or make things much worse? . . ."

 
    Much
Better
Somewhat
Better
No
Difference
Somewhat
Worse
Much
Worse
Unsure
    % % % % % %
 
 

"The ability to get health insurance even with a pre-existing medical condition" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

 

1/10-14/10

31 36 11 7 8 7
               
 

"Health coverage for many people who do not have it now"

 

1/10-14/10

30 36 13 7 9 5
               
 

"Benefits for people on Medicare, the government health care program for seniors"

 

1/10-14/10

11 25 21 17 19 7
               
 

"The cost of health care" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4

 

1/10-14/10

10 23 14 20 28 5
               
 

"The quality of health care"

 

1/10-14/10

10 21 21 19 24 5
               
 

"Taxes on middle-class Americans" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

 

1/10-14/10

3 15 18 23 31 10
               
 

"The federal deficit" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4

 

1/10-14/10

4 13 17 21 37 8

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 12-13, 2010. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Based on what you know about the health care reform legislation being considered right now, do you favor or oppose the plan?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/12-13/10

39 51 10    
 

12/8-9/09

34 57 9    
 

11/17-18/09

35 51 14    
 

8/11-12/09

34 49 16    
 

7/21-22/09

36 47 16    
             

"Do you think you and your family would be better off or worse off under the health care reforms being considered, or would the reforms not make much of a difference to your family?"

 
    Better Off Worse Off Not Much
Difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-13/10

14 38 41 7  
 

11/17-18/09

16 37 37 9  
 

8/11-12/09

20 35 37 9  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Jan. 7-12, 2010. N=2,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Which comes closer to describing your own views? It is more important than ever to take on health care reform now. OR, Given the serious economic problems facing the country we cannot afford to take on health care reform right now." Options rotated. N=1,022 adults, MoE 4.

 
    More
Important
Than Ever
Cannot
Afford
Right Now
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/7-12/10

54 39 7    
 

12/7-13/09

54 41 5    
 

11/5-12/09

58 36 6    
 

10/8-15/09

55 41 4    
 

9/11-18/09

57 39 4    
 

8/4-11/09

53 42 6    
 

7/7-14/09

56 39 5    
 

6/1-8/09

61 35 4    
 

4/2-8/09

59 37 4    
 

2/3-12/09

62 34 4    
 

12/4-14/08

61 37 2    
             

"As far as you know, is the health reform bill currently being discussed in Congress expected to increase the federal budget deficit over the next ten years, decrease the deficit over the next ten years, or is it not expected to have much impact on the deficit?" N=511 adults, MoE 5

 
    Increase the
Deficit
Decrease the
Deficit
Not Much
Impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/7-12/10

60 15 17 7  
             

"If Congress and the president did pass a health care reform bill, when would you expect that most of the provisions would take effect: this year, next year, three or four years from now, or further in the future than that?" N=511 adults, MoE 5

 
    This Year Next Year 3 or 4 Years
From Now
Further In
the Future
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/7-12/10

11 25 45 17 2
             

"As far as you know, would the health reform bill currently being discussed in Congress provide coverage to all of the country's uninsured, most of the uninsured, only some of the uninsured, or none of the uninsured?" N=511 adults, MoE 5

 
    All Most Only Some None Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/7-12/10

21 35 32 5 7
             

"I'm going to read you several specific elements that are included in the health care legislation currently being debated in Congress. For each, please tell me if that particular element makes you more likely to support the legislation, less likely to support it, or doesn't make much difference either way. The legislation would [see below]."

 
    More Likely
To Support
Less Likely
To Support
Not Much
Difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Provide tax credits to small businesses that want to offer coverage to their employees" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

73 11 14 2  
             
 

"Create a health insurance exchange or marketplace where small businesses and people who don't get coverage through their employers can shop for insurance and compare prices and benefits" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

67 16 14 2  
             
 

"Mean that most people who get health insurance through their jobs will keep the plans they have now" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

66 10 19 4  
             
 

"Prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage or charging higher premiums because of a person's medical history or health condition" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

63 24 11 2  
             
 

"Expand the Medicaid program to cover everyone with incomes under 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is about $29,000 a year for a family of four" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

62 22 14 3  
             
 

"Help close the Medicare 'doughnut hole' or 'coverage gap' so seniors would no longer have a period where they are responsible for paying the full cost of their medicines" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

60 21 15 3  
             
 

"Allow children to stay on their parents' insurance plans through age 25" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

60 22 15 3  
             
 

"Increase income taxes for individuals making more than $500,000 a year and couples making more than $1 million year as a way to help pay for health reform" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

59 24 16 1  
             
 

"Provide financial help to people who have incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level -- about $88,000 for a family of four -- and who don't get insurance through their jobs to help them purchase coverage" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

57 24 17 2  
             
 

"Reduce the federal deficit by at least $132 billion over 10 years" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

56 20 18 6  
             
 

"Provide coverage to at least 31 million people who are now uninsured" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

56 24 16 4  
             
 

"Prohibit use of federal money for abortions, except as allowed by current law, which is in cases of rape, incest or if the woman's life is in danger" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

55 26 16 4  
             
 

"Place a limit on the amount that insurance companies can charge older people compared to younger people" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

53 25 19 3  
             
 

"Require drug makers, medical device manufacturers and health insurance companies to pay a tax based on how much business they have, to help pay for health reform" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

53 26 17 4  
             
 

"Create a government-administered public health insurance option to compete with private health insurance plans" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

53 31 13 3  
             
 

"Specify the amount of money that insurance companies must spend on paying for health care compared with the amount they spend on administrative costs and their own profits" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

52 19 21 8  
             
 

"Prevent illegal immigrants from receiving any federal money to purchase health insurance" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

52 29 17 2  
             
 

"Prohibit insurance companies from charging women higher premiums than men" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

50 31 17 2  
             
 

"Increase the Medicare payroll tax for individuals making more than $200,000 a year as a way to help pay for health reform" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

49 31 18 2  
             
 

"Prohibit insurance companies from setting a limit on the total amount they will spend on a person's health care over their lifetime" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

48 34 16 1  
             
 

"Penalize all but the smallest employers if they don't offer health insurance to their workers" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

45 33 16 5  
             
 

"Limit future increases in Medicare payments to health care providers as a way to help pay for health reform" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

43 35 15 6  
             
 

"Require insurance plans to offer a minimum package of health insurance benefits, to be defined by the federal government" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

38 43 16 3  
             
 

"Impose a tax on insurers who offer the most expensive health plans, also called Cadillac plans, to help pay for health reform" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

35 40 21 4  
             
 

"Not fully take effect until 2013 at the earliest" N=493 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

23 40 34 4  
             
 

"Require nearly all Americans to have a minimum level of health insurance or else pay a fine" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

22 62 12 4  
             
 

"Cost at least $871 billion over 10 years" N=487 adults, MoE 5

 

1/7-12/10

19 51 24 6  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 8-10, 2010. N=1,021 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"As you may know, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed bills that would make major changes in the country's health care system. Based on what you have read or heard about those bills, do you generally favor them or generally oppose them?" If generally oppose: "Do you oppose those bills because you think their approach toward health care is too liberal, or because you think they are not liberal enough?" Combined responses

 
    Favor Oppose:
Too Liberal
Oppose:
Not Liberal
Enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/8-10/10

40 45 10 4  
             

"Would you feel enthusiastic, pleased, displeased, or angry if Congress passes a health care bill?"

 
    Enthusiastic Pleased Displeased Angry Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/8-10/10

14 33 23 28 2
             

"Now thinking specifically about the health insurance plans available to most Americans, would you favor or oppose creating a public health insurance option administered by the federal government that would compete with plans offered by private health insurance companies?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/8-10/10

54 46 1    
 

12/2-3/09

53 46 1    
 

11/13-15/09

56 42 2    
 

10/30 - 11/1/09

55 44 1    
 

10/16-18/09

61 38 1    
 

8/28-31/09

55 41 4    
             

"The two bills before Congress have different ways to pay for the costs associated with the changes they would make to the health care system. If you had to choose, would you rather see Congress pass a bill that raises taxes on high-income Americans, regardless of the kind of health insurance plan they have, or would you rather see Congress pass a bill that raises taxes on high-quality health insurance plans, regardless of the amount of money made by the people covered by those plans?"

 
    High-Income
Americans
High-Quality
Health Plans
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/8-10/10

61 29 9    

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 8-10, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

             

"Would you advise your member of Congress to vote for or against a health care bill this year, or do you not have an opinion?"

 
    For Against No Opinion    
    % % %    
 

1/8-10/10

37 41 22    
 

12/11-13/09

36 43 21    
 

11/20-22/09

35 42 22    
 

11/5-8/09

29 38 33    
 

10/1-4/09

40 36 25    
 

9/11-13/09

38 40 22    
             

"Would you advise your member of Congress to vote for or against a health care bill this year, or do you not have an opinion?" If no opinion: "As of today, would you say you lean more toward advising your member of Congress to vote for a health care bill, or lean more toward advising your member of Congress to vote against a health care bill?" Combined responses

 
    For Against No Opinion    
    % % %    
 

1/8-10/10

49 46 6    
 

12/11-13/09

46 48 6    
 

11/20-22/09

44 49 7    
 

11/5-8/09

43 48 9    
 

10/1-4/09

51 41 8    
 

9/11-13/09

50 47 3    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 6-10, 2010. N=1,216 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

             

"Do you think the changes to the health care system under consideration in Congress go too far in trying to provide health insurance to as many Americans as possible, don't go far enough, or are the changes about right?"

 
    Go Too Far Don't Go
Far Enough
About Right Not Clear
Yet (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/6-10/10

32 35 22 2 9
             

"Do you think the changes to the health care system under consideration in Congress go too far in trying to control costs, don't go far enough, or are the changes about right?"

 
    Go Too Far Don't Go
Far Enough
About Right Not Clear
Yet (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/6-10/10

24 39 21 2 14
             

"Do you think the changes to the health care system under consideration in Congress go too far in trying to regulate the health insurance industry, don't go far enough, or are the changes about right?"

 
    Go Too Far Don't Go
Far Enough
About Right Not Clear
Yet (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/6-10/10

27 43 18 2 10

Earlier polls on health policy


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