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New Poll: Idea of a GOP Mandate "Undercut" by Americans' Actual Views

 
 
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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.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at November 23, 2010, 6:23am