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Betsy Markey to Constituents’ Opinion: Drop Dead

Betsy Markey, Colorado Democrat, said she’ll vote for the health-care bill; she was a “no” last fall.

Here’s what a survey of 400 likely voters conducted March 16 by Pulse Opinion Research found:

1) Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly

oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional

Democrats?

23% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

52% Strongly oppose

2% Not sure

2) Would you be more likely to support a candidate who votes for the healthcare plan proposed

by President Obama or less likely to support a candidate who votes for the healthcare plan

proposed by President Obama?

32% More likely

61% Less likely

4% It has not impact on your vote

3% Not sure

3) If your Congressman, Democrat Betsy Markey, votes in favor of the Obama healthcare

proposal how likely are you to vote for her in the next election?

28% Very likely

10% Somewhat likely

17% Not very likely

41% Not at all likely

3% Not sure

Judging from these numbers, and the likely consequence of her “yes” vote, you might suspect she doesn’t really want to keep her current job.

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