published Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Poll finds dislike for health care plan

By Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans oppose the national health care reform law enacted by Congress at the urging of President Barack Obama by a margin of almost 2-to-1, according to a recent poll.

Fifty-seven percent of the 625 registered voters surveyed said they oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while only 30 percent said they support it. The remaining 13 percent were undecided.

There was notable contrast between Republicans and Democrats.

Of respondents who consider themselves Republicans, 92 percent were opposed and only 3 percent supported the law. But 73 percent of Democrats backed the plan while only 10 percent were opposed.

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