- Preventing insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick ― 59% approved
- Requiring health insurance companies to cover anyone who applies, even if they have a pre-existing medical condition ― 76% approved
- Creating a public health insurance option to compete with private plans ― 50% approved
- Health insurance for all Americans, with government help for those who can’t afford it ― 59% approved
- Requiring most businesses to offer health insurance to their employees, with tax incentives for small business owners to do so ― 75% approved
- Creating a new insurance marketplace that allows people without health insurance to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive rates ― 81% approved
- If health coverage is required for everyone, imposing fines on individuals who don’t obtain ― only 28% approved
- Imposing a tax on insurers who offer the most expensive health plans, the so-called Cadillac plans, to help pay for health care reform ― only 34% approved
Now please think about the proposals I just described to you. ALL of these proposals are included in Barack Obama’s health care reform plan. Having heard these details, what is your OVERALL opinion of Obama’s plan – do you favor it or oppose it?
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In the latest NEWSWEEK Poll, the majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama's health-care reform plan—until they learn the details.
But the Newsweek poll is flawed. The information they provided in their "interview" wasn't education, it was a sales pitch.
Update: Don Surber is thinking what I'm thinking.
Push poll — a way of advertising by asking questions in such a way as to get the respondent to change his or her mind, usually about a political candidate.