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Does The Public Distrust Majority Rule? A New Poll Says No

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  • NV - Reid: 55% favor reconciliation to 36% oppose (Independents 64% favor to 23% oppose)
  • IL - Durbin: 67% to 26% (Independents 81% to 17%)
  • WA - Murray/Cantwell: 65% to 25% (Independents 76% to 15%)
  • MO - McCaskill: 58% to 35% (Independents 73% to 20%)
  • IA - Harkin: 66% to 29% (Independents 83% to 14%)
  • ND - Dorgan/Conrad: 53% to 36% (Independents 66% to 20%)
  • VA - Webb/Warner: 60% to 32% (Independents 74% to 17%)

And in all of those states, voters who say their senators should push to pass a public option during the reconciliation outnumber those who say they shouldn't.

  • NV - Reid: 52% yes to 41% no. (Independents 58% yes to 33% no)
  • IL - Durbin: 42% to 7% (Independents 44% to 6%)
  • WA - Murray/Cantwell: 44% to 9% (Independents 48% to 7%)
  • MO - McCaskill: 37% yes to 15% (Independents 38% to 12%)
  • IA - Harkin: 39% yes to 12% (Independents 40% to 12%)
  • ND - Dorgan/Conrad 34% to 21% (Independents 33% to 20%)
  • VA - Webb/Warner: 43% to 14% (Independents 45% to 11%)

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