Washington (CNN) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is dismissing Republican claims that recent polls support their opposition to the current health care proposals, countering that the real problem is that the American people don't have a bill to judge.
"When we have a bill, which we will in a matter of days, then that is the bill that we can sell," Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley in an interview Friday. She added that the final legislation will settle differences between the House and Senate bills, and that Americans will be more supportive once the bill is released.
"I feel very confident about what's in there," she said.
The latest CNN/Opinion Research poll shows that nearly three quarters of respondents believe Congress should either start over on a new bill or drop health care reform altogether.
Earlier Friday, Speaker Pelosi told reporters she's asking the Senate to "act upon" reconciliation to move forward, a legislative procedural tool that allows bills to pass with a simple majority.
Editor's Note: Watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi's interview with Candy Crowley on State of the Union this Sunday at 9am ET.