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Union Members Reject Key Tenets of "Obamacare" - According to Recent Zogby/O'Leary Poll
Date:9/22/2009

It is no secret that the Obama White House is counting on support from union members as it makes its final push to overhaul America's health care system. However, according to a recent Zogby International/O'Leary Report Poll, rank and file union members are not sold on many of the President's reform proposals, and even reject a number of Obama's favored initiatives outright.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 22, 2009 -- It is no secret that the Obama White House is counting on support from union members as it makes its final push to overhaul America's health care system. However, according to a recent Zogby International/O'Leary Report Poll, rank and file union members are not sold on many of the President's reform proposals, and even reject a number of Obama's favored initiatives outright.

The Zogby/O'Leary Poll surveyed 4,426 likely voters on September 4-8 and has a margin-of-error of plus-or-minus 1.5 percentage points. The results below show how American voters who are union members feel about various health care reform issues. This subsample size is 1,036 likely voters.

1. Which statement comes closest to your opinion?
Statement A: A government-run "public" health insurance option is needed to create more competition and choice in the health insurance marketplace.
Statement B: The public option is too intrusive to the free market and would eventually drive private health insurers out of business.

   Union members:
   Statement A     46.4%
   Statement B     45.0%
   Neither                 4.6%
   Not sure             3.9%

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