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Physicians: McCain's Health Care Plan More Realistic Than Obama's and Clinton's

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 General News J E 4
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FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 7, 2008 A nationalstudy among 603 physicians revealed that based on their knowledge of theproposed health care plans, physicians reported that Senator McCain's plan ismore realistic in terms of implementation than Senator Hillary Clinton's andSenator Barack Obama's plan.

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The communications research study was conducted by HCD Research and theMuhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion during April 3-4 to obtainphysicians' views on the presidential candidates' proposed health care plans.To view detailed results go to: www.hcdi.net.

HCD Research is a communications research company headquartered inFlemington, NJ. The company's services include traditional and web-basedcommunications research. For additional information on HCD Research, accessthe company's web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, MCIPO is a respected source ofpublic opinion data on local, state and national issues. For additionalinformation on Muhlenberg College, go to www.muhlenberg.edu.Among the study findings: -- Based on your knowledge of the proposed health care plans by the three presidential candidates, which plan is more realistic in terms of implementation? McCain's plan -- 44% Obama's plan -- 17% Clinton's Plan -- 12% Undecided -- 27% -- When physicians were provided with a brief summary of the candidates' health care plans with no attribution, they were evenly split among the candidates, with 27% reporting that Obama's plan would optimize the U.S. health care system, compared to 26% for McCain's plan, 21% for Clinton's plan, and 26% who were undecided. -- When asked who they would vote for if the presidential election was held today, 44% indicated they would vote for McCain, compared to 25% for Obama, 21% for Clinton, and 16% who were undecided.

SOURCE HCD Research
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