Friday, December 18, 2009

Public souring on reform?

As the Democrats and Republicans continue to spar on health reform, there's another party who wants to get into the mix: the general public.

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News opinion poll, for the first time since conducting the poll, more Americans are saying they'd rather keep the system we presently have intact rather than passing the current Democratic sponsored bill. 44% of respondents prefer to take a pass on the proposed system overall while 41% want to enact the current bill. Just two months ago, the numbers were reversed with 45% wanting a comprehensive reform package and 39% hoping to stick with the current system.

Legislators who are coming up on reelection bids will watch polls such as this very closely... and that's bad news for the White House.

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