‘America’s Future Now’ Straw Poll: Progressives See Health Care Reform With Public Option As Top Priority
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Forty-three percent of conference-goers said health care reform should be the president’s top priority, with all the other issue responses in the teens or lower. And while participants strongly support the president and his priorities, 63 percent said they will not support a health care plan without a public health insurance option, even if that is the only way to get the plan passed.
Fixing the nation’s broken health care system is the focus of an
The straw poll also showed that while two thirds of conference attendees — 66 percent — favor congressional investigations into how the Bush Administration handled terrorist suspects, an even stronger majority — 81 percent — would like to see Congress investigate the fraud and excesses of Wall Street that led to the financial crisis.
The straw poll also surveyed the popularity of key media figures.
SOURCE Campaign for America’s Future