Poll: Bush not trusted on healthcare

Feb 22, 2007

A new poll suggests that U.S. citizens do not trust U.S. President George Bush to reform the nation's healthcare system while 50 percent trust the Democrats.

The Wall Street Journal Online/Harris healthcare poll found that 49 percent of the 2,482 adults polled from Feb. 7-9 responded "not at all" when asked how much they trust Bush to reform the U.S. healthcare system, while 16 percent said "not much," 18 percent responded "to some extent" and 9 percent said "a great deal," The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 50 percent said they trust the Democrats "a great deal" or "to some extent" on the issue, compared to 28 percent who said the same about Republicans as a whole.

Among specific presidential hopefuls, 48 percent of the poll's respondents said they trust U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a great deal or to some extent to reform the healthcare system, 45 percent expressed similar feelings about U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 43 percent said they trust Republican Rudy Giuliani, 34 percent said the same about U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and 19 percent said they trust former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: AbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Concept of patients' charters 'inadequate'

Dec 07, 2007

The concept of patients’ charters is inadequate and should be replaced with charters of health responsibilities, argues an expert in this week’s BMJ.

Wireless World: PDAs reduce medical errors

Jun 02, 2006

Medical errors are declining dramatically at hospitals and healthcare centers that are using sophisticated wireless technology to let physicians communicate with nurses and other medical practitioners, experts tell UPI's ...

Recommended for you

New MCAT shifts focus, will include humanities

6 hours ago

(HealthDay)—The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) has been revised, and the latest changes, including more humanities such as social sciences, are due to be implemented next April, according to a report ...

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

17 hours ago

Decades of feminist research have framed rape and sexual assault as a 'women's issue', leaving little room for the experiences of male victims. But a new study published in the Journal of Gender Studies suggests that feminist ...

Simulation-based training improves endoscopy execution

Oct 18, 2014

(HealthDay)—Simulation-based training (SBT) improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice, according to research published in the October issue ...

User comments : 0