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Poll: Republican's Health Care Plan Preferred

In a statewide poll on health care, Californians overwhelmingly supported the Senate Republican Health Care Plan known as Cal CARE, which makes health care more affordable and accessible by using tax incentives.

“Clearly, the Senate Republican Health Care Plan known as Cal CARE addresses issues that Californians really care about – increasing health care accessibility and making health care more affordable through incentives rather than taxes or fees,” said Senate Republican Caucus Chair Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley).   


Public Opinion Strategies conducted the poll and found that 68 percent of Californians support the Senate Republican Health Care Plan while 21 percent did not support it.


Some of the groups most strongly in support of the Republican Health Care Plan include:

  • Democrats between 18-49 years old;
  • Central Valley;
  • Latino men;
  • All noncaucasian;
  • Californians between the ages of 18-29; and
  • Democrat women.


For methodology purposes, the Republican Health Care Plan was proposed as an initiative.  The question asked to Californians was:

The ballot proposition would make health care coverage in California more affordable and accessible by using tax incentives.  The measure would use incentives to encourage the construction of more medical clinics in the state.  The measure would also provide additional tax incentives to companies who agree to offer health car coverage for their employees, and it would also allow hospitals to send uninsured non-emergency patients to local clinics rather than treating them in emergency rooms.


Public Opinion Strategies conducted a statewide survey of 1,000 likely voters during February 5-7, 2007.