Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Miscellaneous (9/1)

CBS News has released a new health care poll (in the field August 27-31), focusing on respondents' self-perceived understanding of the reform plans being discussed in Washington.

A piece yesterday from The Hill on divisions among Democratic lawmakers on the public option alluded to polling on this issue:

There is strong support among House Democrats for a government-run health insurance plan that would compete with private insurers. House leaders have also distributed polling data to the Caucus showing strong voter support for it.

Pollster.com's Mark Blumenthal weighs in on the wording of survey items designed to measure support for a public option, joining Nate Silver and Gary Langer.

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