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Toplines - Health Care - August 9-10, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 9-10, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

26% Strongly favor

16% Somewhat favor

9% Somewhat oppose

44% Strongly oppose

5% Not sure

2*
How likely is it that the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats will become law this year?

18% Very likely

33% Somewhat likely

29% Not very likely

10% Not at all likely

11% Not sure

3* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

26% Better

51% Worse

17% Stay about the same

6% Not sure

4* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

51% Cost of health care will go up

19% Cost will go down
21% Stay the same

9% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence