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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
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Majorities of Americans support universal healthcare, tech-pro policies

March 25, 2006

I don’t think I’d seen this encouraging Harris poll before, of 2,242 U.S. adults in Sept. 6- 12, 2005

“Please indicate whether you support or oppose the policy.”

Percent supporting:

96%  Medicare (health insurance for the elderly and disabled)
93%  Use of birth control/contraception
92%  Condom use to prevent HIV and other STDs
91%  Medicaid (health insurance for people with low incomes)
87%  Sex education in high school
87%  Funding of international HIV prevention and treatment programs
75%  Universal health insurance
70%  Embryonic stem cell research
70%  Funding of international birth control programs
68%  Withdrawal of life support systems/food for those in vegetative state
63%  Abortion centers

There is a technoprogressive majority out there, in the U.S. and in the world. We just need to mobilize them.


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Posted by Abraham  on  05/11  at  02:09 PM

I wonder if there’s been a turn-around since 2006:

Rasmussen reported:

The number of U.S. voters who expect the recently passed health care bill to increase the federal deficit is at its highest level yet, and most voters continue to favor its repeal.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows 63% now believe the health care reform legislation signed into law is likely to increase the federal deficit. That’s up four points from last week and up three points from when the law was passed in March.

Only 12% expect the law to reduce the deficit, down four points over the past week and the lowest level measured to date. Another 16% say the law will have no impact.

The percentage of voters who expect the law to increase the deficit has ranged from 57% to 63% since March.

Support for repeal is proving to be just as consistent as opposition to the plan before it was passed into law. Fifty-six percent (56%) now favor repeal, including 46% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are opposed to repeal, with 28% Strongly Opposed.

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