This is good news for Democrats if they can leverage it:
A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
The toplines for the poll [pdf] show that the main areas where people are confused about the reform bill center around coverage for illegal immigrants. There’s broad (80/20) agreement that drug manufacturers and insurance companies make too much money. And, by 60/40 margins, there’s agreement that minorities and the poor will get better care as a result of the bill, while a smaller majority thinks that whites and the middle class will not get better care.
Reading this poll, it’s clear that “kill the bill” is political suicide, that traditional Democratic constituencies think the bill benefits them, and that overall people are interested in more change to the healthcare system, not less.