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Most Who Oppose Health Reform, DADT Repeal Won't Vote Democratic

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A new poll shows that the most vocal opponents to two big policies-- health care reform and the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repeal -- comes from people who are planing not to vote for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections.

According to Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey, the finding is an indication of the "minimal fallout" for Congressional Democrats who are supportive of the two proposals.

Respondents who were planning on definitely voting against Democrats this November oppose health care by an overwhelming margin-- 94 percent. Only one percent of people who will vote against Dems support the policy. Overall, half are opposed to the policy, while 39 percent support it.

Pro-Democratic voters support the current health care plan -- 64 percent to 22 percent who are against it. Seventy-two percent of them also support repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell," with 24 percent opposed.

When voters planning on voting against Democrats were asked about "Don't Ask Don't Tell," 59 percent in that group were opposed to letting gays and lesbians serve openly in the military, while 25 percent support it.

Overall, 34 percent of respondents plan on voting for Democrats, and 37 percent definitely will not.

The poll surveyed 743 people between Feb 13 and Feb. 15, with a 3.6 percent margin of error.

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