March 26th, 2010
11:25 AM ET

Polls indicate support for health care reform up since vote

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Support for the health care reform bill has increased as a result of Sunday's approval the legislation by the House, according to three national polls conducted after the vote.

Two of the surveys, by CBS News and Quinnipiac University, asked virtually the same question about health care both before and after Sunday's vote, and in both polls support for the legislation rose by four to five percentage points.

USA Today/Gallup, the third poll conducted after the vote, did not ask the same question as they did before action by the House, but their results are generally consistent with the indication in the other polls that support for the health care bill has gone up.

How many people now support the health care bill? That is trickier to say because the polls asked very different questions.

USA Today/Gallup asked whether Americans thought "it was a good thing or a bad thing that Congress passed this bill."

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. bridgette

    i like the health care plan.

    March 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  2. jerry

    How can anyone support an individual mandate?
    Do you all just want to make people buy insurance just becaussee you chose to?
    I don't want to be told what I can afford to spend on something. As far as I can tell I can't afford insurance. But like everything else I won't be poor enough to get subsidies.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  3. Scott

    So, everyone's happy with a bill that exempts congress, much of their staff, and the president from it? That makes perfect sense. If it's so great, why did they exempt themselves? Please answer that question someone, with something more than an attack on me as being a blinded conservative.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm |