by Sam Pierce
I was fortunate to have received the great news from our illustrious Senator Dick (Durbin), having voted in his little poll on the "public option". Here is the message from Senator Dick:
We already knew that a majority of Americans support the inclusion of a public health insurance option in the final health care reform bill.
But now that the results of our online poll are in, something else is now clear: the American people who voted for change last November will settle for nothing less than a robust public option.
Over 80,000 people have responded to our poll, proving Americans know the difference between a strong public option and a weak one -- and a weak one just won't do.Click here to review the results of our public option poll.
Our poll results show that Americans want the strongest possible public option that can pass the Congress:
- Four out of five survey respondents voiced full support for a "50 state public option."
- A majority of respondents voiced moderate to high support for a public option that includes a state "opt-out" provision.
- Roughly three out of four survey respondents voiced little or no support for a public option bill that requires states to "opt-in" before they can participate, and
- Only 12% of respondents voiced moderate to full support for a so-called "trigger," with 65% completely opposed to such a compromise.
I am sharing these results with my colleagues in the Senate this week. If any member of the Democratic caucus thinks no one will notice the absence of a robust public option in the final health care reform bill, they have another thing coming.
I hope you'll take a moment to review the results of our poll as I continue pushing for the strongest possible public health insurance option to pass the Congress. Your feedback will no doubt help me make the case that Americans demand a public health insurance option that is made available to Americans in all 50 states starting on day one.
Thank you for your engagement on this critical issue.
Is Dick's poll right? Of course the methodology and the sample are not included if you click the link to review the results, but who could doubt what the results were going to be even before Dick had his poll taken?
Now Dick will show this poll to his co-conspirators in the Senate and will claim that his constituents are in full support of the government take-over of the system of medical care delivery in our nation. Dick will use his poll to drive home the fabricated fervor of the American people to receive Post Office style service when they are ill.
What do you think of Dick's little poll?
Cross-posted without mention of the RINO Mark Kirk from "The Immoderate Blog"