December 3, 2009

THE 40% PARTY OUGHT TO THINK AGAIN:

New health polls complicate the task for Democrats, Obama (Robert Schroeder, 12/02/09, MarketWatch)

The newest USA Today/Gallup poll found that Americans are still leaning against passage of health-care legislation, with 49% saying they'd advise their member of Congress to vote against it and 44% saying they'd suggest a yes vote. That's essentially unchanged from a poll conducted earlier this month, Gallup noted Monday. Read the USA Today/Gallup poll.

On deficit reduction, another key feature of the health-care bills in both the Senate and House, Americans are skeptical, another poll found.

The Congressional Budget Office says that the Senate's bill will slash the deficit by $130 billion over a decade and the House's will cut it by $109 billion. But only 17% of voters think the bills will cut the deficit, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. Sixty percent of voters think the White House-backed health reforms will actually increase the deficit.


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 3, 2009 6:46 AM
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