Toplines - Public Option - August 17-18, 2009
National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted August 17-18, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the public option in the health care debate?
32% Somewhat closely
8% Not very closely
0% Not at all
2% Not sure
2* Suppose the President and Congressional Democrats decide not to include the public option in the final health care legislation. Would that make the legislation better, worse, or have no impact?
19% No impact
18% Not sure
3* Think about the health care reform legislation currently being considered in Congress and suppose that the public option is dropped from the plan. Would you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the Congressional health care reform bill without a public option?
9% Strongly support
25% Somewhat support
30% Somewhat oppose
27% Strongly oppose
9% Not sure
4* Have you or a member of your family ever been turned down for coverage by a health insurance company because of a pre-existing illness or condition?
4% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.