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Old 03-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #14
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The majority of the people (59%) oppose this for one reason or another according to the CNN poll.

The way I'm reading this (if you looked at the link), while it looks like only 43% oppose it because they feel it is too liberal, the majority of poll respondents feel they will be paying more, it will raise the deficit, and it creates too much govt involvement no matter whether they favor the bill or not.

I will correct myself in saying that majority feel they will get worse care. A small percentage (19%) feel they will be better off while a large percentage (47%) fell they will be worse off. There are 33% who feel they will be the same. (See Q #25 below).

Look at the link and let me know if you interpret the results differently.

24. From what you know of that legislation, do you think the amount you pay for medical care would increase, decrease, or remain the same if it becomes law?

Mar 19-21 2010

Increase 62%
Decrease 16%
Remain the same 21%
No opinion 1%

25. From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same if it becomes law?

Mar 19-21 2010

Better off 19%
Worse off 47%
About the same 33%
No opinion *

28. From what you know of that legislation, do you think the federal budget deficit will go up, go down, or stay the same if it becomes law?

Mar 19-21 2010

Go up 70%
Go down 12%
Stay the same 17%
No opinion 1%

29. In your view, does the Democratic party's health care proposal create too much government involvement in the nation's health care system, not enough government involvement, or about the right amount?

Mar 19-21 2010

Too much 56%
Not enough 16%
About the right amount 28%
No opinion *
Currently in a hurry to leave so I can't check the link yet, but is there a question asking if those polled are at least VERY FAMILIAR with the new law? If there is, then they should only ask questions pertaining to the new law to people who are at least very familiar with it, otherwise it is all just rhetoric and hearsay.

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I will correct myself in saying that majority feel they will get worse care. A small percentage (19%) feel they will be better off while a large percentage (47%) fell they will be worse off. There are 33% who feel they will be the same. (See Q #25 below).
From this portion, does that mean then that, if we combine those who feel it will not change with those that feel it will change for the better, or 52%, a majority actual feel they will get equal to better care?

Polls can be pretty ****ing stupid because of the wording of questions and/or answers. This is one for instance. By saying "for better", "for worse", or "the same", it allows pollsters to state that the majority feel it will be worse, when in fact the majority feel it will change nothing or improve. Do you see what I am saying? Sorry if it is choppy or worded really shitty, but I have to run.
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