U.S. Residents Support Health Care Initiatives
A majority of U.S. residents support Democrats' goals to ease restrictions on purchasing lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries and to federally fund stem cell research, according to an Associated Press-AOL News poll, the AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The poll involved a telephone survey of 1,004 U.S. adults from Dec. 19, 2006, through Dec. 21, 2006. According to the poll, 69% of U.S. adults support government efforts to make it easier for U.S. residents to purchase lower-cost prescription drugs from abroad.
The poll also found that 56% of U.S. adults support using federal money to fund embryonic stem cell research, which Democrats have promised to address during the first 100 hours of the new Congress. Bush in August 2006 vetoed a bill that would have directed federal funds to stem cell research.
The Associated Press-AOL News poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points (Superville, AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 1/3).