Polls on healthcare reform show little faith

    More than half of Pennsylvania’s registered voters do not have faith in President Obama’s ability to reform the country’s healthcare system.

    More than half of Pennsylvania’s registered voters do not have faith in President Obama’s ability to reform the country’s healthcare system. That’s according to a poll out today by Franklin and Marshall College.

    The poll also shows that a large majority of registered Pennsylvania voters are paying attention to the healthcare debate. But that’s not to say their information is accurate. Pollster Terry Madonna.

    Madonna: What’s important to remember is it isn’t always what’s factual in legislative proposals, what matters is what people think is in those proposals.

    Madonna says those who are not happy with the current proposals are concerned about losing their employer sponsored healthcare, and the public option.

    The poll also shows that Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate is damaging the image of the Governor and state lawmakers. Two-thirds of residents surveyed say the state is on the wrong track. That’s the lowest its been in the survey’s 19-year history.

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