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The percentage of Republicans saying they willoppose the final healthcare bill is higher than the percentage of Democrats who will support it, 62% vs. 47%, largely because more Democrats than Republicans are reserving their final judgment until the details of the legislation are worked out. Independents say they will oppose it by about 2 to 1, 36% vs. 19%, while the largest segment of this politically unanchored group (42%) says it depends. …. 

With respect to one of the more contentious issues being debated — whether the plan should include a government-run insurance plan to compete with private providers (a so-called public option) — Americans are about evenly split, with 50% in favor and 46% opposed.

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