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American Public Divided On Health Care Reform (POLL)

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The American public remains evenly divided on whether President Obama's health care plan should be passed, according to the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll.

Forty-six percent of all respondents came out in favor of passing the bill, with 45 percent against it.

But even for those who voiced their support for the legislation, the President's plan is less than ideal. Only 36 percent of all poll participants thought the plan was a "good idea".

Poll participants, however, sent an unambiguous message to Congress. Only 17 percent approved of the job lawmakers on Capitol Hill are currently doing. Fifty percent of all respondents said that, given the option, they would vote out every member of Congress, including their own representative.

Meanwhile, President Obama's job approval ratings remain in middling territory, with 48 percent in favor of his performance on the job, down from 50 percent in January.

The poll of 1,000 adults was conducted from March 11 to March 14 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error.

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