One poll says: Yes. Now, who believes the polls, right? I mean polls are done by mostly left-leaning organizations, right? Not this one. Okay, so this was a poll done by a conservative group that supports public health insurance, right? No. This poll was done by a conservative group and PAID FOR by private health insurance companies. Well, then the results must be very close, right? No. This poll shows that over 80%, that's right, over 80% of Americans support the creation of public health insurance. New Poll Shows Tremendous Support for Public Health Care Option | OurFuture.org The 2009 Health Confidence Survey: Public Opinion on Health Reform Varies; Strong Support for Insurance Market Reform and Public Plan Option, Mixed Response to Tax Cap | EBRI Eighty-three percent of Americans favor and only 14 percent oppose creating a new public health insurance plan that anyone can purchase according to EBRI, a conservative business research organization. This flatly contradicts conservatives loudest attack against President Obamas plan to provide quality, affordable health care for all. The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) calls itself the most authoritative and objective source of information on the issues of employee retirement and health benefits. Founded in 1978, EBRI says it is the gold standard for private analysts and decision makers, government policymakers, the media, and the public. And EBRI is funded by many of the largest corporations in America. EBRIs biggest donors include: AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, General Dynamics, General Mills, IBM, JBMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Northop Grumman, Schering-Plough, Schwab, T.Rowe Price, UBS Financial, and Wal-Mart. EBRI also receives large contributions from the insurance industry, including: Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Hartford, Kaiser Permanente, Massachusetts Mutual, Metropolitan Life, Union Labor Life, and UnitedHealth. Heres who paid for the poll, as stated by EBRI: This survey was made possible with support from AARP, American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Buck Consultants, Chevron, Deere & Company, IBM, Mercer, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Principal Financial Group, Schering-Plough Corp., Shell Oil Company, The Commonwealth Fund, and Towers Perrin.