PEW: More Think Health Care Bill Will Pass
by QTG, Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 03:44:44 PM EDT
Take away: Opinion on this question has changed dramatically from just a week ago. You don't have to be really sick to think this is good news, but it couldn't hoit.
By a 57%-to-38% margin, most Americans say they think a health care reform bill will pass over the next year. Democrats (71%) are the most likely to say they expect a bill to pass, and they are joined in this view by a somewhat smaller majority (56%) of independents. Republicans express mixed views: 47% say they think a bill will pass over the next year, 50% think it will not.
Opinion on this question has changed dramatically from just a week ago. The previous weekly News Interest Index -- conducted Oct. 9-12 -- found about as many saying they expected a bill to pass (45%) as saying they did not think a bill would pass (46%). In the current survey, the percentage expecting passage of a health care reform bill is up 12 points; the change has been particularly pronounced among Republicans (up 19 points) and Democrats (15 points), while there has been a smaller, nine-point increase in the proportion of independents saying they think a health care reform bill will pass over the next year.
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1387/views-o f-afghanistan-news-troop-fatalities-know ledge