Thursday, November 11, 2010

Survey: Americans Mixed on GOP, Health Plans

According to a new Associated Press-Gfk poll, a slight majority of taxpayers (53%) support the campaign promise of many newly elected Republican leaders: to extend all of Bush tax cuts. However, they do not support a repeal of Obama's health care legislation. reports

    Forty-four percent feel that only taxpayers making less than $250,000 a year should receive the cuts.

    As for Obamacare, only 39 percent want to see the Republicans fulfill their pledge to kill the new health care law. Instead, 58 percent want it left alone or extended even further.

    "I think everybody wants change," said Steven Lamb, 60, a Tenn. state government worker in Nashville who voted Republican last week despite opposing the party's stance on tax cuts and health care.

    "I'm tired of what's going on, and the only way to do it is to make a change," he added.

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