This Research 2000/Daily Kos poll sheds light on one of the strange phenomena of the health care debate; conservatives worrying that the government will “get its hands on” Medicare.
Is Medicare a government program or not?
Yes No Not sure
Dem 89 7 4
Rep 76 14 10
Ind 83 8 9
It comes from a poll in which, as we noted yesterday, substantial numbers of Southerners and Republicans believe that the Democrats’ health care plans include a “death panel” to eliminate the weak.