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Poll: Key States Greatly Prefer Public Option Over Senate Health Care Plan

06/30/2010 01:16 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Okay, this should really give a boost to those arguing that Dems should pass the public option via reconciliation -- for the specific reason that it will make the Senate health reform bill more popular.

A batch of state polls by the non-partisan Research 2000 shows that in multiple states represented by key Dem Senators who will have to decide whether to support reconciliation, the public option polls far better than the Senate bill does, often by lopsided margins.

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