Poll: Loss Of Public Option Causes Big Increase In Opposition To Health Care Bill

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December 16, 2009 10:32 a.m.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll coming out later today will show opposition to the health care bill growing — mainly from disappointed liberals, who are very much disappointed to see the public option getting thrown out.

The poll has 47% saying the Obama health care plan is a bad idea, to only 32% who say it’s a good idea.

Chuck Todd writes on Twitter: “Most of the movement on the ‘bad idea’ comes from some of the president’s core support groups, folks upset about lost public option.” He also writes: “Still, large majorities of the president’s core support groups believe his plan is a ‘good idea,’ but the margins have shrunk.”

In addition, 44% now say it’s better to not pass this bill — seemingly a large bloc of conservatives, plus some liberals — to 41% who say it’s better that something pass: “First time NBC-WSJ poll had that upside down.”

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