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    Default AARP poll: (79%) 8 in 10 back Public Option

    AARP Poll: 8 in 10 Back Public Option

    by Jonathan Singer, Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 02:49:10 PM EST

    A new survey commissioned by the AARP asks respondents to what degree they support or oppose "Starting a new federal health insurance plan that individuals could purchase if they can't afford private plans offered to them" -- a public option, in other words. The results are interesting, though not necessarily surprising to those who have been closely following the debate.

    All: 79 percent favor/18 percent oppose
    Democrats: 89 percent favor/8 percent oppose
    Republicans: 61 percent favor/33 percent oppose
    Independents: 80 percent favor/16 percent oppose

    Not only does a public option enjoy strong support (AARP finds 37 percent strongly supporting such a choice), it enjoys broad support -- a finding based not only in this new survey but also in SurveyUSA polling released last week. Indeed, a supermajority of even Republicans supports a federal program to provide individuals with a choice for their health insurance coverage, with just a third of the party membership opposing such a plan.

    So why, again, are supporters of a public option finding such difficulty in Congress?
    MyDD :: AARP Poll: 8 in 10 Back Public Option

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    61% of Republicans favor "socialism". LOL!

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    lol

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    But, AARP was one of Beck's advertisers, wasn't it? Or was that misinformation sent out by the libruls?

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    So why, again, are supporters of a public option finding such difficulty in Congress?
    Damn corporate Blue Dogs.

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