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McClatchy Washington Bureau – New poll undercuts GOP claims of a midterm mandate

From the McClatchy Washington Bureau:

New poll undercuts GOP claims of a midterm mandate

A majority of Americans want the Congress to keep the new health care law or actually expand it, despite Republican claims that they have a mandate from the people to kill it, a new McClatchy-Marist poll shows. The poll also shows that a majority also wants to end the Bush-era taxcuts for the wealthy.

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