A majority of American voters think the new members of Congress who opposed last year’s health care overhaul ought to reject the federal health care plan that they’ll be entitled to when they take office in January, according to a national survey released today by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm in Raleigh.
According to the survey, 53 percent of registered voters think those who campaigned against what they called “Obamacare” should reject the congressional health care plan. A third of respondents think they should accept it.
Among registered Democrats, 40 percent said the new anti-health reform members should accept the government plan, and 46 percent said they should decline it.
Among registered Republicans, 28 percent said incoming anti-health reform members should accept the government health care plan, and 56 percent said they should decline it.
The push-button telephone survey was of 707 registered voters called between Nov. 19 and 21. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.7 percent.
In North Carolina, the only new member of the delegation is U.S. Rep.-elect Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn. Ellmers was supported by tea party activists and campaigned against the health reform bill. She told The News & Observer last week that she is likely to accept the federal government’s health care plan.