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Toplines - Health Care - October 16-17, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 16-17, 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?

Date

Strongly Favor

Somewhat favor

Somewhat oppose

Strongly oppose

Not sure

Oct 16-17, 2009

24%

18%

12%

42%

4%

Oct 10-11, 2009

23%

21%

11%

39%

5%

Oct 2-3, 2009

28%

18%

12%

38%

4%

Sept 24-25, 2009

23%

18%

13%

43%

3%

Sept 16-17, 2009

24%

19%

12%

44%

2%

Sept 15-16, 2009

25%

19%

10%

43%

2%

Sept 14-15, 2009

23%

19%

11%

44%

3%

Sept 13-14, 2009

23%

22%

11%

41%

3%

Sept 12-13, 2009

28%

23%

8%

38%

3%

Sept 11-12. 2009

30%

18%

8%

40%

3%

Sept 10-11, 2009

31%

16%

10%

39%

4%

Sept 9-10, 2009

30%

16%

12%

39%

3%

Sept 8-9, 2009

27%

17%

12%

41%

3%

Aug 25-26, 2009

23%

20%

10%

43%

4%



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

Date

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Not very likely

Not at all likely

Not sure

Oct 16-17, 2009

21%

35%

24%

8%

12%

Oct 10-11, 2009

17%

35%

27%

8%

13%

Oct 2-3, 2009

15%

37%

27%

11%

10%

Sept 24-25, 2009

18%

28%

32%

15%

8%

Sept 16-17, 2009

17%

31%

29%

13%

9%

Sept 15-16, 2009

19%

31%

29%

13%

8%

Sept 14-15. 2009

18%

33%

27%

12%

10%

Sept 13-14, 2009

18%

33%

26%

11%

14%

Sept 12-13, 2009

19%

36%

24%

9%

12%

Sept 11-12, 2009

17%

34%

30%

10%

10%

Sept 10-11, 2009

19%

33%

30%

11%

7%

Sept 9-10, 2009

18%

33%

27%

12%

10%

Sept 8-9, 2009

13%

34%

27%

13%

13%

Aug 25-26, 2009

17%

32%

32%

9%

10%

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

Date

Better

Worse

Stay the same

Not sure

Oct 16-17, 2009

23%

51%

20%

6%

Oct 10-11, 2009

26%

50%

18%

6%

Oct 2-3, 2009

28%

48%

18%

7%

Sept 24-25, 2009

24%

55%

17%

4%

Sept 16-17, 2009

26%

51%

20%

4%

Sept 15-16, 2009

27%

51%

18%

4%

Sept 14-15, 2009

24%

50%

19%

7%

Sept 13-14, 2009

27%

46%

19%

8%

Sept 12-13, 2009

34%

46%

15%

5%

Sept 11-12, 2009

28%

47%

19%

5%

Sept 10-11, 2009

28%

46%

20%

6%

Sept 9-10, 2009

31%

46%

16%

6%

Sept 8-9, 2009

29%

48%

15%

8%

Aug 25-26, 2009

23%

50%

21%

6%

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

Date

Up

Down

Stay the same

Not sure

Oct 16-17, 2009

56%

19%

16%

9%

Oct 10-11, 2009

51%

21%

19%

9%

Oct 2-3, 2009

47%

24%

21%

8%

Sept 24-25, 2009

54%

23%

18%

5%

Sept 16-17, 2009

51%

20%

21%

8%

Sept 15-16, 2009

52%

19%

22%

7%

Sept 14-15, 2009

53%

17%

22%

8%

Sept 13-14, 2009

47%

20%

23%

10%

Sept 12-13, 2009

42%

28%

21%

8%

Sept 11-12, 2009

47%

25%

21%

7%

Sept 10-11, 2009

47%

23%

22%

8%

Sept 9-10, 2009

47%

23%

21%

9%

Sept 8-9, 2009

46%

22%

23%

9%

Aug 25-26, 2009

52%

17%

21%

11%

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