Eighty percent of Americans regard the overhaul as a major change in the direction of the country, and of those, 42 percent call it a negative chance and 38 percent called it positive. Sixteen percent did not regard the overhaul as a major change of direction.
The margin of opposition and support on health care was mostly unchanged from previous Post/ABC polls dating back to December. Of the 50 percent opposed, 40 percent described themselves as “strongly” opposed” while of the 40 percent in favor, 32 percent said they were “strongly” in favor. However, as an indication that the Democratic base may have come together more as final action on the measures loomed, the 32 percent who strongly favored the proposals was an increase from the 22 percent in that category in the last two Post/ABC polls.