Americans want a good bill -- not just bipartisanship

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    "Americans want a good health care bill with a public option, even if it passes with only Democratic votes. We would rather have a good bill than a bipartisan one."

    Poll after poll shows that voters care more about a good health care bill than a bipartisan one.

    Research 2000 Poll:

    QUESTION: What would make you more likely to vote for Democrats in the 2010 elections: If they pass health care reform that includes a public health insurance option but gets zero Republicans votes OR if they pass health care reform without a public option but with some Republican votes?

    • Nevada: 53% public option, 40% bipartisanship
    • Illinois: 61% public option, 30% bipartisanship
    • Iowa: 58% public option, 29% bipartisanship
    • Washington: 61% public option, 25% bipartisanship
    • Missouri: 49% public option, 36% bipartisanship
    • Virginia: 55% public option, 33% bipartisanship
    • *Minnesota: 51% public option, 39% bipartisanship
    • *Colorado: 46% public option, 43% bipartisanship

    *The MN and CO polls used the following wording for this survey question: "Which do you think should be a higher priority for congressional Democrats right now -- working in a bipartisan way with Republicans in Congress or fighting for policies that will benefit working families, even if those policies can only be passed with Democratic votes?"