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Toplines - Health Care I - December 28, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 28, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

23% Lack of universal coverage

53% Cost

3% Inconvenience of scheduling

13% Quality of care

8% Not sure

2* Okay … How likely is it that the proposed program will cost more than the official estimates?

60% Very likely
18% Somewhat likely
10% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
8% Not sure

3* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

68% Increase the deficit
11% Reduce the deficit
12% Have no impact on the deficit
9% Not sure

4* To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

61% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
9% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
6% Not sure

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