Americans Support Healthcare Reform After All

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?


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