While the vast majority of physicians backed President Bush in the 2004 election, his support among the profession has dropped sharply. Fifty-five percent of doctors disapprove of the way the administration is managing healthcare policy, according to a new national poll. Meanwhile, about 61% of doctors believe that the healthcare system has "major problems," and more than one in every four think it's in a "state of crisis," according to the poll by HCD Research, Flemington, N.J., and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. "In the studies that we conducted during the 2004 presidential election, physicians expressed overwhelming support for President Bush," said Christopher Borick, associate political science professor at Muhlenberg, a liberal arts college in Allentown, Pa. "However, these results indicate that physicians' support is eroding, particularly in the area of healthcare policy."
Docs don't like president's healthcare policies: poll
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