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					Peter Brown, Assistant Director,
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
(203) 535-6203

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026
  FOR RELEASE: AUGUST 5, 2009

         SCRAP HEALTH CARE REFORM IF IT ADDS TO DEFICIT,
     U.S. VOTERS TELL QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY NATIONAL POLL;
    VOTERS DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA’S HANDLING OF HEALTH CARE
  American voters, by a 55 – 35 percent margin, are more worried that Congress will spend too
  much money and add to the deficit than it will not act to overhaul the health care system,
  according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. By a similar 57 – 37 percent
  margin, voters say health care reform should be dropped if it adds “significantly” to the deficit.
          By a 72 – 21 percent margin, voters do not believe that President Barack Obama will
  keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the deficit, the
  independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll finds.
          American voters disapprove 52 – 39 percent of the way President Obama is handling
  health care, down from 46 – 42 percent approval July 1, with 60 – 34 percent disapproval from
  independent voters. Voters say 59 – 36 percent that Congress should not pass health care reform
  if only Democratic members support it.
          Voters are split 39 – 41 percent on whether the President’s health care plan will improve
  or hurt the quality of health care in the nation, with 14 percent saying it won’t make a difference.
          Only 21 percent of voters say the plan will improve the quality of care they receive, while
  36 percent say it will hurt their quality of care and 39 percent say it will make no difference.
          “President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress appear to be losing the
  public relations war over their plan to revamp the nation’s health care system,” said Peter A.
  Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
          “Americans are more willing to scrap a health care overhaul than they are to increase the
  deficit in order to produce such legislation. That’s a bad omen for the White House and
  Congressional leadership as they try to sell their plan to the country this month before the vote
  counting gets serious on Capitol Hill in September.”
                                                -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/August 5, 2009 – page 2
       There is still strong support for critical elements of the Obama/Democratic plan:
      62 – 32 percent in favor of giving people the option of a government insurance plan;
      61 – 36 percent for higher taxes on high income earners to pay for health care reform;
      60 – 32 percent in favor of insurance subsidies for individuals making up to $43,000 and
       families of four making up to $88,000;
      54 – 38 percent for requiring businesses to provide insurance or pay the government.
       Voters oppose 68 – 26 percent requiring people to have health insurance or pay a fine and
oppose 68 – 27 percent taxing employees for health care benefits from employers.
       Independent voters, perhaps the key voting group, are more worried about the deficit
rising than congressional inaction, 54 – 37 percent. These voters say 59 – 36 percent that
overhaul should not occur if it would “significantly” increase the deficit. Independents oppose
63 – 33 percent passing a bill with only Democratic votes.
       Independent voters also don’t think Obama can keep his promise to avoid increasing the
deficit and pass health care by an overwhelming 77 – 17 percent.
       “The key to this political battle over health care out in the country is independent voters.
And that bloc is the key to most elections,” Brown added. “These are the voters who broke
strongly for the President last November and who were in his corner during the first months of
his administration. But on these key health care questions they are siding with critics who
question whether health care reform is worth the projected cost.”
       Support for Obama’s handling of health care is down among key groups:
      Women disapprove 49 – 41 percent, down from a 48 – 39 percent approval July 1;
      Voters 18 to 34 years old disapprove 48 – 44 percent, down from a 54 – 35 percent
       approval;
      Low income voters disapprove 47 – 43 percent, down from a 49 – 37 percent approval.
       Since Quinnipiac University’s July 1 survey, support for a government-run option has
fallen from 69 – 26 percent to 62 – 32 percent and the number who would rather buy insurance
from a private rather than public insurer has jumped from 53 – 28 percent to 61 – 25 percent.
       “Another indication that opponents of the President’s approach have been making points
with the voters,” said Brown.
       From July 27 – August 3, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,409 registered voters
nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.
       The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public
opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the
nation as a public service and for research.
For more data or RSS feed – http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.


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6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk     His

Approve             39%      12%       69%   34%   36%    41%      32%   76%    54%
Disapprove          52       83        20    60    56     49       59    13     42
DK/NA                9        4        11     7     8      9        9    11      4

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Approve             44%      38%       38%   43%   34%    34%      69%   42%    21%
Disapprove          48       55        52    47    60     61       23    48     73
DK/NA                8        7        10    10     6      5        8    10      6

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Approve             51%      49%       36%   39%   39%    22%      26%   30%    54%
Disapprove          36       42        58    52    55     69       66    61     31
DK/NA               13        9         6     9     6      8        8    10     15

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?

                     Aug 5    July 2
                     2009     2009

Approve             39        46
Disapprove          52        42
DK/NA                9        13


15. Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care - President Obama or the
Republicans in Congress?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom     Wht    Blk    His

President Obama     46%      10%       85%   41%   43%    49%      40%   84%    62%
Reps in Cong        37       78         7    36    40     35       44     7     20
DK/NA               16       12         8    23    17     16       16     8     18

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

President Obama     53%      43%       46%   52%   40%    40%      84%   50%    25%
Reps in Cong        35       39        38    31    45     48       10    31     59
DK/NA               12       17        16    16    15     12        6    19     15

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

President Obama     64%      55%       41%   46%   46%    28%      32%   39%    73%
Reps in Cong        24       22        43    37    39     59       53    45     25
DK/NA               12       22        16    17    15     13       15    17      2




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TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care – President Obama or the
Republicans in Congress?

                     Aug 5    July 1
                     2009     2009

President Obama     46        53
Reps in Con         37        33
DK/NA               16        14


16. Do you think President Obama's health care plan would improve the quality of health
care in the nation, hurt the quality of health care in the nation, or not make a
difference?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Improve             39%      11%       69%   35%   38%    41%      32%   78%    57%
Hurt                41       74        10    44    43     39       48     6     24
No difference       14       11        14    15    15     12       14    10     15
DK/NA                6        4         7     5     3      8        6     5      4

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Improve             46%      36%       39%   45%   32%    35%      71%   41%    22%
Hurt                33       45        42    34    50     49        8    35     64
No difference       15       14        13    15    13     12       16    16     10
DK/NA                6        5         7     6     5      5        5     8      3

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Improve             53%      51%       34%   40%   38%    24%      26%   32%    43%
Hurt                24       27        47    41    42     62       56    48     26
No difference       15       16        13    13    15     12       13    13     23
DK/NA                7        6         5     6     6      3        5     6      9


17. Do you think President Obama's health care plan will improve the quality of health
care you receive, hurt the quality of health care you receive, or not make a difference?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Improve             21%       8%       38%   15%   19%    23%      14%   58%    32%
Hurt                36       65         9    39    37     35       42     8     24
No difference       39       24        48    42    42     36       40    30     43
DK/NA                4        3         5     3     2      6        4     4      2

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Improve             27%      18%       21%   29%   12%    11%      35%   22%    13%
Hurt                28       39        39    29    44     45        9    29     57
No difference       42       39        37    38    39     42       53    45     26
DK/NA                4        4         4     4     4      2        3     4      4


Cont’d

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17. (cont’d) Do you think President Obama’s health care plan will improve the quality of
health care you receive, hurt the quality of health care you receive, or not make a
difference?

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Improve              45%    36%    14%    23%    16%    10%     11%   14%    26%
Hurt                 20     26     41     36     37     55      49    39     33
No difference        31     35     42     37     43     32      36    43     36
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      4      3       4     4      4


18. Do you think President Obama's health care plan would help the economy, hurt the
economy, or not make a difference?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Help                 34%     9%    64%    26%    30%    37%     28%   72%    43%
Hurt                 44     77     12     47     48     39      49    12     33
No difference        16     11     16     20     17     15      16    10     21
DK/NA                 7      3      8      7      5      9       7     6      3

                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Help                 37%    32%    34%    39%    27%    29%     60%   35%    19%
Hurt                 39     46     43     37     50     54      16    36     65
No difference        18     16     15     17     18     12      18    19     11
DK/NA                 5      6      8      7      6      5       6     9      4

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Help                 42%    46%    30%    34%    34%    20%     23%   27%    41%
Hurt                 34     30     48     43     45     60      55    50     32
No difference        18     16     15     17     14     14      15    15     16
DK/NA                 6      8      6      7      7      5       7     8     11




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19. Do you think President Obama's health care plan would increase your health care
costs, decrease your health care costs, or not make a difference?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Increase costs      42%    62%    24%    44%    44%    41%      46%   27%    29%
Decrease costs      18     10     28     16     18     18       15    36     24
No difference       33     24     41     34     33     33       32    34     43
DK/NA                7      5      7      6      5      8        7     3      3

                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Increase costs      34%    45%    45%    37%    46%    50%      22%   39%    57%
Decrease costs      24     18     13     22     15     13       33    17     11
No difference       36     32     34     34     35     33       40    38     26
DK/NA                6      5      8      7      5      4        5     7      5

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Increase costs      27%    37%    45%    42%    44%    52%      50%   49%    33%
Decrease costs      36     18     17     18     18     13       12    14     17
No difference       32     39     32     34     32     27       31    31     40
DK/NA                5      7      6      7      6      7        7     7     10


20. Do you think President Obama's health care plan would increase the taxes that you
pay, decrease the taxes you pay, or not make a difference?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht    Blk    His

Increase            66%    85%    44%    73%    70%    63%      72%   33%    57%
Decrease             6      3     10      4      5      7        3    23     10
No difference       23     11     39     19     22     25       21    39     32
DK/NA                4      2      7      4      3      5        4     6      1

                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Increase            69%    68%    61%    58%    73%    79%      49%   64%    78%
Decrease             8      5      5      9      3      1        7     5      6
No difference       19     24     28     27     21     18       40    26     13
DK/NA                3      4      5      6      2      1        4     5      3

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath    Jew

Increase            62%    50%    71%    64%    72%    77%      76%   73%    68%
Decrease            10     10      5      7      4      3        2     3      -
No difference       27     34     21     24     21     15       17    20     29
DK/NA                2      6      4      5      3      4        5     4      3




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21. Do you support or oppose requiring people to have health insurance or pay a fine of
2.5 percent of their income?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His

Support             26%    16%    39%    24%    26%    26%     22%   43%     40%
Oppose              68     81     54     72     70     67      72    51      57
DK/NA                5      3      8      5      5      6       6     7       3

                     AGE IN YRS.......   INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+     <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             32%    23%    26%    26%    27%    29%     41%   29%     18%
Oppose              65     73     65     67     69     67      54    66      78
DK/NA                3      4      9      7      4      4       5     5       4

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Support             23%    24%    28%    25%    30%    15%     18%   27%     31%
Oppose              72     65     68     69     66     82      77    68      68
DK/NA                5     11      4      6      5      3       5     5       1


22. Do you support or oppose requiring businesses with payrolls of 250,000 dollars per
year to offer their employees health insurance or pay the government 8 percent of their
payroll to underwrite health insurance?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk     His

Support             54%    35%    74%    52%    51%    57%     50%   77%     70%
Oppose              38     60     16     40     42     34      42    14      20
DK/NA                8      5     10      8      7      9       8     9      10

                     AGE IN YRS.......   INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+     <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             64%    53%    48%    61%    47%    49%     82%   58%     38%
Oppose              32     41     39     30     46     49      12    34      54
DK/NA                5      6     13      9      6      2       6     8       8

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Support             63%    55%    53%    55%    53%    42%     43%   50%     64%
Oppose              28     29     42     36     42     51      49    44      24
DK/NA                9     15      5      9      6      7       7     7      12




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23. Do you support or oppose giving people the option of being covered by a government
health insurance plan that would compete with private plans?

                     Tot     Rep   Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Support             62%      40%   80%   64%    59%    64%      59%   80%    76%
Oppose              32       56    13    30     36     29       35    16     22
DK/NA                6        4     7     6      5      6        6     4      2

                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             68%      64%   56%   64%    62%    62%      86%   73%    41%
Oppose              28       32    34    30     33     36       10    23     52
DK/NA                3        4    10     6      4      2        4     4      7

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Support             71%      65%   62%   61%    65%    47%      51%   62%    66%
Oppose              22       28    35    32     32     45       41    32     24
DK/NA                7        7     3     7      3      7        8     6     10

TREND: Do you support or oppose giving people the option of being covered by a government
health insurance plan that would compete with private plans?

                     Aug 5    July 1
                     2009     2009

Support             62        69
Oppose              32        26
DK/NA                6         5


24. Would you rather purchase health insurance from a private sector company or from a
government program?

                     Tot     Rep   Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Private sector      61%      90%   34%   63%    64%    57%      66%   27%    55%
Gov't program       25        6    45    21     24     26       20    54     40
DK/NA               14        4    21    16     12     17       14    18      5

                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Private sector      57%      63%   60%   53%    71%    69%      35%   59%    77%
Gov't program       30       23    25    32     16     19       44    26     15
DK/NA               13       14    16    15     13     11       22    15      8

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Private sector      44%      44%   68%   60%    62%    76%      71%   70%    50%
Gov't program       42       43    18    27     20     16       17    18     26
DK/NA               14       13    14    13     17      8       12    12     23



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TREND: Would you rather purchase health insurance from a private sector company or from
a government program?

                     Aug 5    July 1
                     2009     2009

Private sector      61        53
Gov't program       25        28
DK/NA               14        19


25. Do you support or oppose government subsidies for individuals who earn 43,000 dollars
or less or families of four who earn less than 88,000 dollars a year to buy health care
insurance?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Support             60%      43%       74%   60%   57%    62%      57%   67%    77%
Oppose              32       49        18    31    37     28       34    25     16
DK/NA                8        8         8     8     7     10        8     8      7

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             64%      63%       52%   61%   62%    60%      79%   67%    45%
Oppose              28       31        36    29    33     36       19    26     46
DK/NA                8        6        12    10     6      4        3     8      9

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath       Jew

Support             59%      59%       61%   58%   63%    49%      52%   61%    70%
Oppose              33       29        32    32    32     42       39    31     28
DK/NA                8       12         7     9     5      9        9     8      2

26. To extend health insurance coverage to most Americans over the next decade, would you
support or oppose imposing an extra tax on individuals who earn more than 350,000 dollars
and couples who earn more than 1 million dollars a year?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Support             61%      39%       85%   59%   58%    65%      58%   78%    75%
Oppose              36       60        13    39    40     33       39    22     25
DK/NA                2        1         2     3     2      3        3     1      -

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             64%      61%       61%   67%   57%    52%      88%   69%    42%
Oppose              33       38        36    30    42     46       11    29     56
DK/NA                3        2         3     3     1      2        1     2      2

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Support             68%      68%       59%   62%   60%    51%      52%   59%    75%
Oppose              27       30        39    35    39     47       45    39     25
DK/NA                6        2         1     3     1      2        3     2      -

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27. To extend health insurance coverage to most Americans over the next decade, would you
support or oppose a new tax on employees for the health care benefits that they receive
from their employers?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Support             27%      13%       40%   27%   28%    27%      24%   44%    38%
Oppose              68       83        54    67    68     67       70    53     61
DK/NA                5        4         7     5     5      6        6     3      1

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Support             35%      23%       26%   32%   22%    23%      40%   29%    20%
Oppose              63       73        65    63    74     74       55    66     76
DK/NA                3        4         9     6     3      3        5     5      4

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath       Jew

Support             37%      31%       24%   28%   25%    19%      24%   22%    29%
Oppose              60       63        71    66    71     76       71    71     64
DK/NA                3        6         4     5     5      5        5     6      7

TREND: Would you support or oppose a new tax on employees for the health care benefits
that they receive from their employers?

                     Aug 5    July 1
                     2009     2009

Support             27        30
Oppose              68        63
DK/NA                5         7


28. Which concerns you more - Congress does not pass legislation to overhaul the nation's
health care system or the cost of overhauling the nation's health care system will
significantly increase the federal budget deficit?

                     Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Cong doesn't pass   35%      16%       52%   37%   34%    36%      32%   49%    47%
Will increase def   55       76        37    54    57     52       57    40     49
DK/NA               10        8        11     9     8     11       10    11      4

                     AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                     18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Cong doesn't pass   33%      37%       36%   35%   35%    36%      62%   42%    18%
Will increase def   60       56        49    52    59     61       34    50     69
DK/NA                7        7        15    12     6      3        4     8     13

                     Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                     NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                     Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Cong doesn't pass   31%      47%       35%   34%   38%    24%      27%   35%    50%
Will increase def   57       41        59    54    56     65       62    57     39
DK/NA               12       13         6    12     5     11       11     8     1

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29. Do you agree or disagree with the following: Congress should approve a health care
overhaul plan even if only Democrats support it.

                      Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Agree                 36%   11%    63%    33%    38%    34%      32%   60%    47%
Disagree              59    87     32     63     59     60       63    34     50
DK/NA                  5     3      5      4      4      6        5     6      3

                      AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                      18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Agree                 37%   32%    40%    41%    27%    35%      68%   37%    19%
Disagree              58    64     54     53     69     64       30    58     77
DK/NA                  5     4      6      6      4      2        2     4      4

                      Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                      NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                      Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath    Jew

Agree                 41%   48%    31%    35%    36%    21%      25%   28%    51%
Disagree              52    47     65     59     61     74       69    68     47
DK/NA                  6     6      4      6      3      5        6     3      2


30. President Obama has pledged that health insurance reform will not add to our federal
budget deficit over the next decade. Do you think that President Obama will be able to
keep his promise or do you think any health care plan that Congress passes and President
Obama signs will add to the federal budget deficit?

                      Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom     Wht   Blk    His

Will keep promise     21%     6%   41%    17%    17%    26%      16%   51%    30%
Will add to deficit   72     93    48     77     79     65       77    40     58
DK/NA                  7      2    11      6      4      9        7     9     12


                      AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                      18-34 35-54 55+      <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Will keep promise     23%   22%    20%    25%    16%    19%      40%   21%    13%
Will add to deficit   69    73     72     66     78     78       50    73     83
DK/NA                  8     5      8      8      6      3       10     6      4

                      Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                      NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                      Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath   Jew

Will keep promise     21%   38%    19%    22%    21%    10%      13%   17%    20%
Will add to deficit   68    55     75     71     73     85       80    79     76
DK/NA                 11     7      6      8      6      5        7     4      4




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31. Do you agree or disagree with the following: Overhauling the nation's health care
system is so important that it should be enacted even if it significantly increases the
federal budget deficit.

                        Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk     His

Agree                   37%     14%       62%   36%   36%    39%      33%   59%    52%
Disagree                57      83        31    59    59     55       62    31     43
DK/NA                    6       3         7     5     4      7        5    10      4

                        AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                        18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Agree                   40%     35%       40%   43%   30%    33%      70%   39%    21%
Disagree                55      59        54    51    66     64       26    55     75
DK/NA                    5       5         6     7     4      2        4     6      4

                        Insurance Type......               WHITE.............
                        NoHlth M'care/       NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                        Insure M'caid Prvate Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Agree                   46%     46%       33%   39%   34%    25%      29%   32%    56%
Disagree                49      48        62    55    61     72       68    65     34
DK/NA                    6       6         5     6     4      3        3     4     10


32. Are you now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan?

                        Tot     Rep       Dem   Ind   Men    Wom      Wht   Blk    His

Yes                     89%     92%       87%   90%   88%    90%      90%   88%    82%
No                      11       8        12    10    12     10       10    12     18
DK/NA                    -       -         -     -     -      -        -     -      -

                        AGE IN YRS.......       INCOME.............   POL PHIL.........
                        18-34 35-54 55+         <50    50-100 >100K   Lib    Mod    Con

Yes                     82%     88%       95%   81%   97%   100%      85%   91%    90%
No                      18      11         5    19     3      -       15     9     10
DK/NA                    -       -         -     -     -      -        -     -      -

                                      WHITE.............
                        NoColl Coll   BrnAgn
                        Degree Degree Evngl Prot    Cath      Jew

Yes                     87%     95%       86%   92%   93%    92%
No                      13       5        14     8     7      8
DK/NA                    -       -         -     -     -      -

TREND:     Are you now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan?

                        Aug 5    July 1
                        2009     2009

Yes                     89       88
No                      11       11
DK/NA                    -        -




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33. (If covered q32) Is your health insurance plan Medicare, Medicaid, or a
private health insurance plan?

                     COVERED Q32................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His

Medicare              9%    7%        11%    9%    9%    9%    9%     8%      10%
Medicaid              4     2          5     5     3     4     2     14       11
Private plan         68    74         62    70    71    66    69     63       67
COMB OF PLANS(VOL)   16    15         20    14    14    18    17     14        9
DK/NA                 3     2          2     3     3     3     3      2        3

TREND: (If Covered) Is your health insurance plan Medicare, Medicaid, or a
private health insurance plan?

                     COVERED.......
                     Aug 5   July 1
                     2009    2009

Medicare              9     10
Medicaid              4      3
Private plan         68     68
COMB OF PLANS(VOL)   16     16
DK/NA                 3      2




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