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New Poll: Americans Still Confused by President Obama's Health Care Plan -- Siegel+Gale Survey Finds Dramatic Lack of Understanding of Basic Points in Plan, Even Among Democrats
Date:9/18/2009

at the Administration is asking of large businesses. Again, even the cognoscenti who watched the speech demonstrate confusion: 42.8% say all large companies will be required to offer health insurance to their employees, 47.0% understood the President to say that large companies that don't offer health insurance will be required to help cover the cost of making insurance affordable to individuals. And, among the general public, 34.6% have no idea.

What the speech did accomplish

Among those who claimed to understand the President's proposal, the speech did increase the percentage of people who can identify certain specific aspects of the plan correctly:

  • 91.2% of those who watched said the President's plan will cover all U.S. citizens, versus 84.8% of those who did not watch the speech but still claim to understand the proposal
  • Only 18.6% believe the plan will cover those who are in the country illegally, versus 37.4% among those who did not watch the speech
  • 36.1% stated that the plan will add nothing to the deficit compared to 17.2% among those who did not watch
  • 28.8% of those who watched the speech said the plan will add "a massive amount" to the deficit, versus 59.6% among those who did not watch
  • 87.6% state that people with insurance coverage today can keep that coverage if they want to, versus only 51.6% of those who did not watch the speech

Of those who listened to the speech and claimed to understand it, 67.4% came away convinced that the plan incorporates ideas from both Republicans and Democrats.

Who supports the proposal?

The public still needs a lot of convincing to support the plan. 56.7% of Democrats support the President's plan, while just 54.0% of Independents who lean Democratic support it. Less than 10% of Republicans and Independents who lean Republican support the plan. Of t
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