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Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
Rnc health Survey
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  • 1. National Voter Survey Health Care June 15-17, 2009
  • 2. Methodology The following national survey was conducted by OnMessage Inc. Telephone interviews were conducted June 15-17, 2009. This presentation consists of two surveys each including 1,100 likely general election voters. Both surveys were stratified by state to reflect historic voter trends. The margin of error for both surveys is +/- 2.95%. 2
  • 3. Political Environment
  • 4. Generic Ballot Congressional 4
  • 5. Breakdown: Generic Congressional Ballot Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 25% 17% 22% 19% 16% 25% 5
  • 6. Very Fav No Opinion Image Tests Somewhat Fav Somewhat Unfav Never Heard Of National Very Unfav Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid Favor 61 33 20 Do you… Unfav 33 50 33 6
  • 7. Breakdown: Obama Image Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 7
  • 8. Strongly Approve DK/Refused Job Approval Somewhat Approve Somewhat Disapprove Obama Strongly Disapprove Approve Overall Health Care 61 43 Net: +27 Net: +5 Do you… Disapprove 34 38 8
  • 9. Thinking about the elections next year which of the following candidates for congress would you most likely vote for? A candidate who would be a check and balance to President Obama and the Democrats in congress. …OR… A candidate who would help President Obama and the Democrats in congress pass their agenda. 9
  • 10. Breakdown: Check / Balance Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 10
  • 11. Health Care Overview
  • 12. What is the biggest concern that you currently have regarding health care? Health care in America costs too much …OR… Too many Americans do not have access to health care …OR… The quality of care in America is not good enough 12
  • 13. Thinking about health care right now, which of the following statements comes closest to your opinion? Access to affordable health care is a RIGHT of every American and the government should take a more active role to insure that every American has access to health care. …OR… Government should take a more active role in lowering the cost of health care but the government should not try to run our health care system. 13
  • 14. Breakdown: Gov’t Not Run Or Active Role? Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 14
  • 15. America has the best health care in the world… Disagree Do you… Agree 42 54 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 15
  • 16. America’s health care system is broken and badly in need of reform. Disagree Do you… Agree 28 70 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 16
  • 17. Which political Party do you trust more to fix the health care problem in America? Democrats Do you trust… Republicans 48 29 Strongly Trust (D) Somewhat Trust (D) Somewhat Trust (R) Strongly Trust (R) 17
  • 18. What is your biggest fear when thinking about the Republican health care reform plan? 1. Anything the Republicans pass will help insurance and drug companies more than ordinary people. 2. The Republican plan will leave too many Americans without health care coverage. 3. The Republicans would simply oppose any plan that the president and the Democrats in congress put forward. 18
  • 19. What is your biggest fear when thinking about the Democrats health care reform plan? 1. The Democrats would create a government run system that will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. 2. The Democrats would create a system that will end up choosing what doctors you can see and the type of care you can receive. 3. The Democrats would create a system that would lead to lengthy delays and denial of care for millions of Americans. 4. The Democrats would create a system that would reduce the quality of health care services. 19
  • 20. Health Care Policy Testing
  • 21. Make quality health care coverage affordable and accessible for every American and let Americans who like their health care coverage keep it. Oppose Do you… Favor 9 88 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 21
  • 22. InsuranceCare Health companies should be forced to give coverage to any American regardless of pre-existing medical conditions. Favor | Solutions Oppose Do you… Favor 22 71 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 22
  • 23. Tax credits should be provided to help small businesses cover Health Care the administrative costs of establishing and maintaining health Favor | Solutions coverage for their employees. Oppose Do you… Favor 15 79 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 23
  • 24. Message Testing
  • 25. One way to help lower health care costs is to reform our legal Healthto cut down on frivolous lawsuits that cost hospitals system Care Agree | Statements millions of dollars a year. and doctors Disagree Do you… Agree 14 81 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 25
  • 26. Americans should not be forced into a new government run Health Care health care plan that would eliminate the health coverage that Agreethan 100 million Americans currently receive through more | Statements their job and limit their choice of doctors and medical treatment options. Disagree Do you… Agree 18 73 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 26
  • 27. The American people want to reform health care but they Health Care don’t want a government bureaucracy that denies, delays, or Agree | health care. Americans don’t want the same system rations Statements that runs the IRS and the Department of Motor Vehicles to make life and death decisions for you and all the members of your family. Disagree Do you… Agree 14 77 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 27
  • 28. The health care reform plan put forth by the President and Health Carein Congress will cost over a trillion dollars in the Democrats additional federal spending. That’s $7,199 for every taxpayer More Favorable | Obama / Dem. Plan in America today. Less Favorable Do you… More Favorable 65 22 Much Less Somewhat Less Somewhat More Much More 28
  • 29. President’s Plan
  • 30. Now, I am going to read you a short description of President Obama’s proposed Health Care plan for health care reform. Please tell me whether you favor or oppose this plan: President Obama has proposed a comprehensive health care reform plan that will Favor |government run health care insurance agency competing with private create a Obama Plan health insurers. Health care insurance will be required for everyone. People who cannot afford it will receive a government subsidy and be placed in a government run plan. The president’s plan will fine businesses that do not provide health care for their employees and will require private insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Finally, the president says his plan will not raise the deficit because it will be paid for with a number of new or increased federal taxes. Oppose Do you… Favor 48 46 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 30
  • 31. Health Care President’s Plan: Creating a government run health insurance Favor | that will compete with private insurance companies. agency Obama Plan Oppose Do you… Favor 35 58 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 31
  • 32. President’s Plan: Requiring everyone to buy health insurance Health Care employer or with government help if you either through your Favor | Obama Plancan’t afford it. Oppose Do you… Favor 35 57 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 32
  • 33. President’s Plan: The government’s effort to control health Health Care care costs by setting pricing for services and deciding what Favor | Obama Plan it will and will not cover. treatments Oppose Do you… Favor 63 30 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 33
  • 34. Health Care President’s Plan: Fining companies that do not provide health Favor | for their employees through higher federal taxes. care Obama Plan Oppose Do you… Favor 54 38 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 34
  • 35. President’s Plan: Paying for this reform by raising $600 billion Health in new taxes and cutting $400 billion dollars from dollars Care Favor | Obama Plan Medicare & Medicaid. Oppose Do you… Favor 71 19 Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Favor Strongly Favor 35
  • 36. Breakdown: Cuts To Medicare & Medicaid Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 36
  • 37. In addition to the trillion dollar stimulus package, the $700 billion dollar corporate and auto company bailout, and the $3.5 trillion dollar budget, the president now says that his $1.5 trillion dollar health care reform plan will not increase the national debt. Knowing this, please tell me which of the following statements come closest to your opinion. I believe President Obama when he says I do not believe President Obama when he that his $1.5 trillion dollar health care OR says that his $1.5 trillion dollar health care reform plan will not increase the national reform plan will not increase the national debt. debt. 37
  • 38. As you may know, President Obama and the Democrats in congress are rushing to pass a $3.5 trillion dollar budget, bailouts for corporations, a national energy tax, confirmation of a new supreme court nominee, and now they say we should pass extensive health care reform all within the next few months. With this in mind, please tell me which of the following comes closest to your opinion? Some people say considering how quickly Other people say the health care system is President Obama and congress passed the OR broken and needs to be fixed now. They trillion dollar stimulus package they say President Obama and congress should should take time to evaluate all the options move quickly to pass comprehensive before rushing to pass comprehensive health care reform. health care reform. 38
  • 39. Breakdown: Take Time Or Broken / Fix Now? Party Affiliation/Ticketsplitters 39
  • 40. Crucial Strategic Takeaways… Overwhelming Majority Wants HC Reform Out Of Position…Must Be For Reform Consumer Cost, Not Access, Is The Driver Government Control Unacceptable The Party That Harms Quality Loses 40
  • 41. Crucial Strategic Takeaways… Price Tag For Government Plan Unacceptable Strong Resistance To Tax Increases Voters Demand Control Of Their HC 41
  • 42. Obama’s PR… Republicans Against HC Reform HC Reform Will Be Budget Neutral Public Plan = Fair Competition Public Plan = Reduced HC Costs “If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It” If Obama Is Allowed To Sell This… He Wins 42
  • 43. Republicans Should Pursue Policies That… Reduce & Control Individual Costs Protect The Doctor Patient Relationship Preserve & Improve Quality & Choice End Lawsuit Abuse In Order To Reduce Costs To Consumers Responsibly Reform Without Further Bankrupting The Country 43
  • 44. Republicans Should Oppose: Decline In Quality Of Care -- Government Controlled Health Care Tax Hikes To Pay For Obama’s Risky & Expensive Plan Cutting Medicare & Medicaid To Pay For Obama’s Risky & Expensive Plan More Debt & More Spending Which Will Prolong The Recession 44
  • 45. Republicans Should Oppose: Rushing Another Flawed Bill That Will Cost Trillions…& Hurt Your Health Care Government Deciding What Treatments You Can Have Fining Small Businesses In This Time Of Unprecedented Unemployment “Public Plan” – First Step Of Government Takeover Of Health Care 45

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