Washington, Feb. 26 (ANI): Americans seem to be divided on health care reforms, with 46 percent of voters saying that the bill should be passed this year, while over 50 percent wanting legislators to do nothing for now, according to a new Fox News poll.
The new results show an increase in support for health care reform, up five percentage points since December, when 41 percent wanted lawmakers to pass reform legislation.
At that time a 54 percent majority wanted Congress to do nothing.
The latest poll also found that a majority of voters (59 percent) want President Obama to start over with a new bill at a later time if this week's health care summit fails to bring a bipartisan compromise.
However, 34 percent think he should go ahead and try to pass the current bill without Republican support.
By a 50 to 40 percent margin, more voters think the health care summit is a "sincere effort" on the president's part to work out a compromise than think it is "just for show."
Nearly seven out of 10 voters feel "fed up with" the health care debate, including most Republicans (82 percent) and most independents (70 percent), as well as half of Democrats (50 percent).
The national telephone poll was conducted for Fox News by Opinion Dynamics Corp. among 900 registered voters from February 23 to February 24.
For the total sample, the poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. (ANI)