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Bulletin Poll: Priorities for Congress

What issue should be the top priority for the president and Congress to work on in 2010?


Enact comprehensive health care reform
Help more Americans find jobs
Prevent home foreclosures
Develop alternative energy sources
Reduce budget deficit
Cut taxes
Assist troubled banks
Resolve wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Increase regulation of Wall Street and financial industry
Strengthen Social Security
Don’t know
Refused




18-49
17%
28%
2%
2%
8%
10%
1%
17%
2%
5%
2%
0%




50+
18%
25%
3%
1%
9%
6%
0%
16%
1%
10%
2%
1%

 

How likely do you think it is that in the next year Congress will pass laws to address the issue you consider a top priority?


Likely
Not likely





18-49
43%
55%





50+
42%
53%

 

Regarding health care reform, what should be the top priority?


Protect guaranteed Medicare benefits
Provide a public health insurance option
Lower prescription drug prices
Provide affordable health insurance
Lower cost for medical care
Reduce fraud and waste
Provide coverage for all Americans
Improve access to doctors
Don’t know/refused
Guarantee insurance despite age or preexisting conditions
Provide stronger, affordable long-term care options




18-49
6%
6%
6%
17%
14%
13%
20%
2%
7%

8%

3%




50+
11%
5%
7%
10%
11%
16%
19%
1%
8%

6%

4%


Survey of 1,004 adults age 18 and older conducted by ICR Nov. 24-Nov. 29, 2009.

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