New Poll: Idea of a GOP Mandate "Undercut" by Americans' Actual Views
McClatchy has come out with a new poll which undercuts the idea of any sort of sweeping GOP "Mandate" based on election results--instead, it finds a complex, divided electorate which sides with Democrats on a number of hot-button issues.
Among its findings;
- More Americans want to keep or strengthen the health care reform package than those who want to amend or repeal it.
- More strikingly, a larger majority of Americans want to hold onto the most important reforms in the bill, like enabling those with pre-existing conditions to enroll. Another widely popular reform was that allowing those under 26 to remain covered by their parents' plans. Less popular was the idea of a "mandate."
- Americans also stood opposed to extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Read the full results at McClatchy DC.