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US: Health Care (CNN 7/31-8/3)

What's Your Reaction:

CNN / Opinion Reseaerch Corportation
7/27-8/3/09; 1,136 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN article)

National

From everything you have heard or read so far, do you favor or oppose Barack Obama's plan to reform health care?

50% Favor, 45% Oppose (chart)

Would you rather have [treatment] decisions made by people who work for insurance companies, or people who work for the government?

40% Insurance Companies, 40% Government

Half sample: Do you think it is or is not necessary to make major structural changes in the nation's health care system in order to make sure that all Americans have health insurance?

77% Necessary, 21% Not necessary

Half sample: Do you think it is or is not necessary to make major structural changes in the nation's health care system in order to reduce health care costs?

74% Necessary, 23% Not necessary