U.S. voters (55%) would rather see Congress scrap the original plan and start all over again, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Still, the president has made some progress among the public. Thirty-seven percent (37%) now think it would be better to build on the health care plan that has been working its way through the House and Senate as a starting point. That’s up from 28% in February.
Democrats, by a 66% to 25% margin, support building on the current plan making its way through Congress. Republicans overwhelmingly take the opposite view, with 85% who say it would be better the scrap the current plan and start over. Unaffiliated voters, by a nearly two-to-one margin, also favor starting over.
The president’s health care summit last week seems to have nudged up support for the reform plan, but 52% of U.S. voters continue to oppose it. Forty-four percent (44%) are now in favor of the plan. New weekly tracking numbers on voter support for the health care plan will be released Monday.
Sixty percent (60%) of voters believe Democrats should change the bill to win support from a reasonable number of GOP’s. This finding is similar to the those found in October and August of last year. Only 31% believe Democrats should go ahead and pass the bill without Republican support. That’s up slightly from October and seven points from August.
via Rasmussen Reports™.