Princeton Survey Research Associates International took a clever approach to health-care reform in a recent poll.
Respondents were first asked whether they approved of President Obama’s health-care plan from what they had seen or heard about it. A plurality said they opposed it.
Then, respondents were read a list of eight proposed changes to the health-care system and were asked, in each case, whether they approved or disapproved. Majorities approved of six of the eight proposals.
Finally, when respondents were told that all eight of the proposals were included in Obama’s plan, a plurality expressed overall favor for the plan.
In other words, when you take away the lies and misrepresentations of Obama’s plan peddled by Republicans, supporters of the plan outnumber opponents.
Moreover, even before details of Obama’s plan were spelled out to poll respondents, 39 percent of them said they approved of the president’s handling of health-care reform while only 21 percent approved of how congressional Republicans have been dealing with the issue.
The numbers are HERE.