of Americans favor the government offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan like Medicare that would compete with private health insurance plans, says todays NYTs poll.
50% of self-described Republicans favor such a plan as do 73% of independents.
These results mirror the results of the WSJ's poll earlier in the week (pdf) -- results which the WSJ comically attempts to play down in their own coverage of their poll.
That Congressional Democrats are having trouble finding the courage to support a government plan despite this overwhelming public support tells us everything we need to know about these gutless wonders who struggle to maintain public support over time even as their policies are favored.
Write your member of Congress and both Senators and tell them your support is dependent upon their bringing us a government option for health care.