Not by much, but still a new Gallup/USA Today poll shows that 49% of Americans think passage of the healthcare reform bill was a “good thing,” 40% think it was a “bad thing,” and 11% had no opinion. The poll was based on telephone interviews with 1005 adults. Democrats overwhelmingly favored passage (79%), while Republicans were overwhelmingly opposed (76%).
Overall results are shown in the chart below from Gallup. The specific question was as follows:
As you may know, yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that restructures the nation’s healthcare system. All in all, do think it is a good thing or a bad thing that Congress passed this bill?