The telephone survey, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, found that 37 percent of Americans are opposed to the Obama plan compared with 25 percent who favor it.

In June of 1994 — just a few months before a White House-led health care reform push effectively died on Capitol Hill — 35 percent of Americans said they opposed the Clinton administration’s plan while 23 percent favored it, according to a survey taken in June of 1994 by the same firm…

On Thursday, McInturff pointed out that higher percentages of Republicans and independents oppose the current reform efforts than they did in 1994. And, he said, almost half — 49 percent — of those surveyed this month said the more they heard about the Democrats’ plans, the less they liked them, compared with 38 percent who agreed that the more they heard, the more they liked it.