Poll: Americans divided on healthcare bills

Equal amount support/oppose proposals

By Associated Press

Published November 16, 2009 3:32PM (EST)

A new Associated Press poll shows Americans are divided about the Democratic health care bills advancing in Congress.

Although most agree that major health care changes are needed, the public is worried that hidden costs are lurking in the legislation's fine print.

The poll found that 43 percent oppose the health care plans under discussion in Congress, while 41 percent are in support -- a statistical tie. Another 11 percent remain undecided and could hold the key to the final verdict on President Barack Obama's signature issue.

The results mark a slight slippage for the overhaul plan, down from a 40-40 split in an AP poll last month. Opponents have stronger feelings on the issue than do supporters.


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