The most recent Rasmussen poll is showing a significant shift in America's perception of our health care system. The shift is in a decidedly upward (positive) direction, and as such bears an increasing challenge to the Democratic bill that passed the House as wellas the Senate bill yet to be debated on the floor of the Senate.
This is good news as both versions of healthcare reform are seriously flawed as covered by the balanced, albeit limited portion of our national media. Following are some highlights of the Rasmussen poll released November 27, 2009.
49% currently rate U.S. health care as good or excellent.
The above figure shows a steady increase to the favorable side as follows; 29% 18 months ago, 39% in May of this year, and 44% at the start of October.
The most recent Rasmussen poll shows that a mere 27% believe the U.S. heath care system is poor.
What is significant is that only 38% favor the current legislation working it's way through Congress.
Liberal voters rate the current system as poor at 51%, while 62% conservative voters rate the system as good or excellent.
44% of moderate voters rate the current system as good to excellent while 26% rate it as poor.
Irrespective of these number 53% of Americans believe major changes are needed. This includes 13% who favor scrapping the current system altogether and starting over.
37% say that only minor changes are needed and a mere 7% believe no change is necessary.
These numbers clearly indicate that America is in a mood to change our system and make it more responsive and affordable.
Read the entire Rasmussen Report here.
Via: Rasmussen Report