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Poll: Majority Says Federal Government Shouldn't Be Responsible for Healthcare

Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:42 AM
I've had the false hope that Americans were finally waking up one too many times. I won't believe this one.

Since most of the data in post-election polling has offered little beyond a parade of ugly news, here's a glimmer of hope from Gallup:

For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years...Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans' support for government...