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October, 12th 2009

Funny Daily Kos poll from Boehner's district

– Liz Mair

Brian Faughnan has the deets:

Liberals in Washington and elsewhere often assert that Republican opposition to the president's health care overhaul is motivated entirely by 'pure partisanship.' In an effort to show just how much support there is for a government-run plan, DailyKos commissioned a poll which shows that in at least one critical district, the voters strongly oppose government-run care, and support their Representative for blocking it:


QUESTION: Do you favor or oppose creating a government-administered health insurance option that anyone can purchase to compete with private insurance plans?
       FAVOR  OPPOSE  NOT SURE
ALL     37            54             9


QUESTION: Overall, who do you trust more on the issue of health care, the Democrats or the Republicans?
    REPUBLICANS   DEMOCRATS  NOT SURE
ALL      46                       33                  21


QUESTION: As you may know, Congressman John Boehner has led the Republican opposition in Congress to legislation reforming the health care system. Do you approve or disapprove on John Boehner's actions on health care?
      APPROVE   DISAPPROVE   NOT SURE
ALL       52                31                   17

 

According to DailyKos's own polling, John Boehner's constituents strongly oppose the 'public option,' they trust Republicans more than Democrats on health care, and they strongly approve of John Boehner for blocking the Democratic plans. 

Interesting side note that I'd add: In Boehner's district, anyway, Gov. Strickland, Sen. Brown and President Obama aren't faring at all well-- check out the disapproval ratings.  Admittedly, this is all with 49% of those polled self-describing as Republicans, which is, to put it mildly, a higher figure than one would expect to apply across most of the country, but still, an interesting and vaguely amusing tidbit. [intro]

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