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Majority of poll: More health-care reform, please

Greg Sargent checks out the internals of the new CBS poll:


By this measure, I'm among the majority of Americans who don't support health-care reform, as I want it to go a lot further than it does.

By Ezra Klein  |  January 12, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Health Reform , Polls  
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It is not possible for 80 some odd percent of the public to have any real opinion on health care reform when only about 2% of the public has any real knowledge of what is in the current versions of the bill. In other words, meaningless poll.

Posted by: ostap666 | January 12, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

These numbers say that the largest segment of the public think the current bill doesn't succeed in expanding coverage, doesn't succeed in controlling costs, and doesn't succeed in reining in the insurance industry. These numbers ought to be scary to the Democrats.

Posted by: tomtildrum | January 12, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Why should anyone care about a poll like this when the overwhelming majority of the public can neither explain what is in the proposed bills nor do they have even a basic understanding of the challenges of cost control? You may as well poll the public on quantum physics.

Posted by: ab13 | January 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

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