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Behind the Numbers: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Public support for components of health care law

The key provision of the health-care reform law struck down today by a federal judge in Virginia is also the one that's the least popular with the public. The requirement that individuals get health insurance, or face penalties, has long been among the most divisive parts of the legislation, even...

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Health care  
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Health care opponents divided on repeal

A slim majority of all Americans - including almost all Republicans - oppose health care reform law, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But the legislation's detractors are split on whether and how much of it should be rolled back. Overall, 52 percent of those polled oppose the...

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Health care, Post Polls  | Tags:  Washington Post poll, Washington Post-ABC News poll, health care poll  
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Tax agreement numbers, support by party

New Washington Post-ABC poll shows broad bipartisan support for tax agreement, but not necessarily its component parts. The breakdowns are below; full question wording here. All Dem Rep Ind D-R Overall tax package 69 68 75 68 -7 Overall, with args. 62 64 63 61 +1 Elements: Unemployment benefits 72...

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Post Polls  | Tags:  washington post poll  
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