PEEK

Majority of Americans Really Like the Idea of a Public Insurance Option

Voters want competition. It's the American way.

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 9/28-30. All adults. MoE 2% (9/28-30 results)

Do you favor or oppose creating a government-administered health insurance option that anyone can purchase to compete with private insurance plans?

         Favor     Oppose   Not Sure

All       60 (59)  33 (34)   7 (7)

Dem       86 (84)  10 (11)   4 (5)
Rep       24 (24)  70 (71)   6 (5)
Ind       59 (58)  32 (33)   9 (9)

Northeast 73 (72)  19 (20)   8 (8)
South     47 (46)  47 (48)   6 (6)
Midwest   63 (62)  30 (31)   7 (7)
West      62 (61)  32 (32)   7 (7)

This looks a lot like the previous poll, and there's been little movement since the August polling, other than even strong Dem support, which polled at 81 percent at the end of August...

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