President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday offers an opportunity to focus the nation's attention on the policy priorities for the year ahead - but the public is already honed in on Topic A, the economy.
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...
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...
| December 13, 2010; 12:58 PM ET |
Categories: Health care, Post Polls | Tags: Washington Post poll, Washington Post-ABC News poll, health care poll
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Seniors are the least likely to say they want more government services in a range of areas, and electorally interested seniors hold distinct views from their less interested counterparts, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen write in a new article. Here are some additional highlights from the Post-Kaiser-Harvard study: Distaste for...
| October 13, 2010; 3:17 PM ET |
Categories: Guns, Health care, Polls, Post Polls | Tags: 2010, federal government, midterms, obama, role of government, seniors, young adults
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A new poll out Thursday from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that senior citizens remain more negative than younger adults toward the health care overhaul passed earlier this year and are more apt to say that the bill will have a negative effect on Medicare and those in their age...
With Democratic lawmakers working toward using reconciliation to pass health care reform legislation, a number of recent polls suggest the public's take on parliamentary procedure is based more on the result than the process. Partisans' views on the inner-workings of Congress vary based on whether the procedures would work to...