Most Americans Want a Do-Over on Health Bill: Poll
Massachusetts election seen as referendum
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 2:13 PM CST
U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., addresses reporters during a news conference at the Park Plaza hotel in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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(Newser) – A majority of Americans think Democrats should start over on health care reform in the wake of Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. In a USA Today poll with Gallup, 55% said Democrats should consider alternatives to draw more Republican support, while 39% think Congress should move forward with the current bill.

Asked whether the Massachusetts special election reflected larger "frustrations shared by many Americans," 72% of respondents said yes, while only 18% attributed the result to local political conditions in the state. One in three say health care should be the Obama administration's top priority.