The majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s health care proposal and support for it has reached a new low, according to a new national poll.
Overall, 56 percent of Americans surveyed oppose the current proposal, and only 41 percent favor it, based on the latest Rasmussen Reports study.
“Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan than younger voters. In the latest survey, just 33% of seniors favor the plan while 59% are opposed,” the report said. “The intensity gap among seniors is significant. Only 16% of the over-65 crowd Strongly Favors the legislation while 46% are Strongly Opposed.”
The poll noted the latest results show for the first time that a tiny plurality of voters don’t see the legislation becoming law this year.
The proposed health care plan also splits largely along political parties. Seventy-five percent of Democrats favor the plan, while 79 percent of Republicans oppose it. Also, 72 percent of “unaffiliated” voters oppose it.
“The most important fundamental is that 68% of American voters have health insurance coverage they rate good or excellent … Most of these voters approach the health care reform debate fearing that they have more to lose than to gain,” wrote Scott Rasmussen in a recent Wall Street Journal article. “A Rasmussen video report shows that 53% of those with insurance believe it’s likely they would have to change coverage if the congressional plan becomes law.
Full results of the poll are available here.