Skip to comments.Health Care Law: 53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law
Posted on 07/12/2011 12:25:17 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Voters still want to see the national health care law repealed and remain more closely divided over whether the law will force them to change their existing health insurance coverage.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters favor repeal of the health care law while 40% are opposed. Those figures include 41% who Strongly Favor repeal and 27% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This marks virtually no change from a week ago or from more than a year ago when the bill was first passed. A majority of voters have favored repeal of the measure every week but one since it was passed by Congress in March 2010. During that time, support for repeal has ranged from a low of 47% to as high as 63%.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters think it is at least somewhat likely that passage of the health care law will mean they have to change health insurance. Forty-four percent (44%) feel a forced change in coverage is unlikely. These findings include 22% who say a change is Very Likely and 18% who say its Not At All Likely. Another 18% are not sure.
Since June of last year, belief that the health care law is likely to force a change in health insurance has ranged from 34% to 51%.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters currently rate their own health insurance coverage as good or excellent. Only three percent (3%) see that coverage as poor. This is consistent with findings over the past several years.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 8-9, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Just over one-in-three voters (36%) believe the health care law will be good for the country. Forty-eight percent (48%) predict that the measure will be bad for America. Three percent (3%) think it will have no impact.
Since it passed, no more than 41% have ever rated the law good for the country. Belief that the law will be bad for the country has run as high as 57%. Most Democrats believe the health care law will be good for America. Most Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party disagree.
Voters with health insurance support repeal of the law more than those without insurance and also are more likely to think the law will be bad for the country.
GOP voters strongly favor repeal, and most think the law will force them to change their health insurance coverage. A sizable majority of Democrats oppose repeal and do not believe the law will make them change coverage. Unaffiliated voters are more narrowly divided on both questions.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of the Political Class oppose repeal, while 62% of Mainstream voters favor it. Those in the Mainstream are twice as likely as Political Class voters to think the law is likely to force a change in their health insurance.
Public perceptions of AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, are unchanged from November 2009 when the group endorsed the health care law. Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters hold at least a somewhat favorable opinion of AARP, while 34% offer an unfavorable review.
Well, Close to 50% of Americans pay no taxes. This figure makes sense. The 47% who don’t favor Obamacare repeal are those who want government to take care of them when they need to see a doctor.
If so the trend isn't good.
Only the brainless little blood sckers are for it, huh? And they are gaining on us!
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So repeal it already—
On nearly every issue, Obama’s and the Dems’ poll numbers look as bad as they did when they got shellacked last November. Indeed, his strongest advocates (those who “strongly approve”) seem tired, as that number has shown some attrition since November.
The only thing that held Republicans back from an even bigger sweep in the mid-terms was a few candidates in places like Delaware and Nevada that the main stream media somehow succeeded in depicting as less-than-perfect. This will be less of an issue in 2012.
I could not be more bullish on a complete routing of the Democrats in 2012.
And America has a resilience that has been proven time and time and time again. Once we turn out all of these Democratic clowns, the world will turn bright again. Perhaps brighter than ever. I don’t think wealth has been destroyed so much as it has gone into hiding. If the Obamocrats are intent on taxing any resource that moves, then the lesson is to continue building up your resources, but to do so out of sight.
Here’s what has been really going on in America. Obamacare would put the icing on the Commie cake!
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The highest I could find was 56% in February, reported here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2677361/posts
Thanks for the links!