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Public Wants SCHIP expansion

New poll shows most (in both parties) want expansion of SCHIP….

Public Favors Democrats to Handle Iraq, Health Care – washingtonpost.com

Bush and the Republicans may also be headed for a political setback from the fight over the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, even if Congress fails to override Bush’s threatened veto, with broad bipartisan support for the new legislation.
More than seven in 10 support the planned $35 billion spending increase, and only 25 percent are opposed. About half of Americans “strongly” support the increased spending; 17 percent are that firmly against the additional money. And the program expansion has majority support across party lines: Eighty-one percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents and 61 percent of Republicans are in favor.

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