Poll: Americans see health care as the top problem

Poll: Americans see health care as the top problem

Americans think that health care is the No. 1 problem the government should be working on today — but aren’t confident that the federal government can handle it.

In an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey released Thursday, over 50 percent of respondents named health care reform as the top issue needing attention from the government, more than named unemployment, the economy or the debt, which were the next top three problems.

The AP-NORC poll differs from other polls on Americans’ views about the top problems the country faces because respondents were asked to name up to 10 problems rather than just one.

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