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Monday, October 15, 2007

Poll: Mixed feelings on kids' health insurance

This article shows that the country is pretty well split on this issue. This would be a good opportunity for people in Congress to vote their actual conscience rather than rely on some focus group to tell them how they should vote. Even with the sensationalist rhetoric that people against this proposal hate sick kids, the nation doesn't want spending to continue spiraling out of control. Enjoy the article.

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY

— A majority of Americans trust Democrats to handle the issue of children's health insurance more than President Bush, but they agree with the president that government aid should be targeted to low-income families, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.

Two days before the Democratic-controlled House attempts to override Bush's veto of a five-year, $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the poll shows that opinions on the issue are mixed.

Fifty-two percent of respondents say they have more confidence in Democrats to deal with the issue, compared with 32% for Bush.

Slim majorities back two positions at the core of the president's opposition to the expansion:

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