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Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/14 | Gabriel Debenedetti - Reuters

Posted on 04/15/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.

Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stepped down last week after overseeing the law's rollout, including the HealthCare.gov website's tumultuous first weeks, when many users were unable to access the system to purchase or research their insurance options.

But a surge of late sign-ups for health coverage pushed the number to over 7.1 million people by the end of March, and Sebelius said before resigning that more than 7.5 million were expected to sign up this year.

"In the last couple of weeks, as the exchanges hit their goals, news coverage has been more positive and the support of the Democratic Party on this issue has rebounded," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson.

"It's not that independents are moving their way, it's that Democrats who had previously been a little bit ambivalent in their support are coming back to the party," he said.

One-fifth of respondents said they did not know which party had a better plan, and another fifth said neither party did.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americans; democrats; healthcare; increasingly; onlinesurvey; prefer
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1 posted on 04/15/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 04/15/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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I always amazed,not, by how no one that conducts these polls never ask me or anyone I know what we think of the crapfest the demonrats have made of Americas healthcare.


3 posted on 04/15/2014 4:20:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Of course people are going to be “increasingly” supporting the democrats giving them free stuff. Just wait until they learn the health care they were promised won’t show up.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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I think this was a survey of HHS employees....


5 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:34 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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“in the online survey released “


6 posted on 04/15/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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I’m not surprised, since

(1) They probably did the poll during Springer so as to reach only the gibs me dat crowd, and

(2) The Republicans are too sack-less to propose the obvious alternative, ergo, they are complicit whether in fact or by intent.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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in the online survey released


8 posted on 04/15/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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“in the online survey released “


9 posted on 04/15/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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Norm, I gave up answering polling questions. I found that by the second question, if not the first question, one could tell basically whom the poll was for. Most of the polling being done was robo call which wanted recorded answers. I only talk with live people these days and normally they must answer my questions first or I hang up as I do with all robo calls. My questions are ... Whom is the polling or what political party is conducting the poll? What is your telephone number? To whom, I need your full name please, am I speaking? Live persons hang up on me normally at question #2.


10 posted on 04/15/2014 4:27:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Reuters citing an online survey and plants in on Yahoo news. What a fairy tale. Pure propaganda from the state run media.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 4:27:23 PM PDT by lodi90
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one fifth of the pollees asked for increased dosages of psychotropic medications.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 4:28:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans,...

What could be better from the democRATS? The only ones who voted for the damn thing were democRATS!

Rooters at it again!

13 posted on 04/15/2014 4:28:49 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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So 40% said neither party did (didn’t know means the same).

Versus 33% for democrats (which would basically be democrat supporters) and 18% Republicans.

This means squat.


14 posted on 04/15/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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news coverage has been more positive


15 posted on 04/15/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.

What utter rubbish! The question makes no sense. Why would you ask which party has the best healthcare plan? Neither party knows anything about health care!

How stupid are we? I can understand asking about health care needs and wants of the American people. I can see asking people about their perceptions of what entails adequate heath care, etc. I can asking them where the greatest needs are for heath care, etc.

But asking people which party has a better plan? Of course the Democrats. They have no budget. They need no budget. They just spend your money!

16 posted on 04/15/2014 4:31:04 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wishful thinking. Wishful reporting.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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Sibelius has been rehired!
18 posted on 04/15/2014 4:33:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans.

Here's the best plan:

You get sick or injured you go to the Dr.

If you get real sick or injured he puts you in the hospital.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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This is what you call a “placed” poll.

Don’t believe it for a minute.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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