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Poll: Most Americans support public option

Washington Post, October 20, 2009

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that support for a government-run healthcare plan to compete with private insurers has majority support from the public. Independents and senior citizens, two groups crucial to the debate, have warmed to the idea of a public option, and are particularly supportive if it would be administered by the states and limited to those without access to affordable private coverage.