So, after hearing all the protests and shouting about how nobody wanted the healthcare and that the congress was shoving something down our throats, I went to the internet to find out what the majority of the citizens of this country really want. Neutral polls seem to be the fairest and most accurate method of obtaining this information and here is what I found out.
It seems that the minority of the people have the loudest yelling voices and make the most obnoxious demonstrators while the silent majority just trust our legislators to do the right thing.
March 20, 2010
"A new study by SurveyUSA puts support for a public option at a robust 77 percent, one percentage point higher than where it stood in June.
In asking its question SurveyUSA used the same exact words that NBC/Wall Street Journal had used when conducting its June 2009 survey. That one that found 76 percent approval for the public option: "In any health care proposal, how important do you feel it is to give people a choice of both a public plan administered by the federal government and a private plan for their health insurance--extremely important, quite important, not that important, or not at all important?"
To ensure that its respondent pool was composed of people from similar demographics and political mindsets, SurveyUSA asked respondents a question pulled directly from NBC's August survey. The results were nearly identical."
Now I know that if you ask only rich white Republican voters over the age of 40 you will get different replies than if you ask poor hispanic young voters. An accurate poll will be representative of all the voters and this is what we're dealing with here. So all I can say to the naysayers is to get your facts straight before you shout out your opinion. Hopefully, truth will prevail.