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Poll: Americans Would Rather Keep or Expand Obamacare Than Repeal or Replace It
Mediaite ^ | November 2, 2013 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 11/03/2013 12:03:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In a new poll released Friday, the Kaiser Family Foundation found the one month after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, more Americans want keep or expand the law as opposed to repeal or replace it, despite all of the problems with the HealthCare.gov web portal.

The poll asked people to answer what they would “like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care law.” As the figure below shows, 22% said “expand the law” and 25% said “keep the law as is” for a combined 47% of respondents. 13% wanted to see Congress “repeal the law and replace it with a Republican-sponsored alternative” and 24% said “repeal the law and not replace it” for a combined 37%.

As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent points out, the poll was “taken October 17-23, more than two weeks after the problem-plagued rollout began (though in fairness, before the ‘you can keep your plan’ furor blew up).” It is significant that the big loser in the poll is the unspecified “Republican-sponsored alternative” given the fact that the GOP has not exactly been forthcoming about offering one up.

One other question from the poll concerned media coverage of the government shutdown/debt ceiling fight vs. the rocky Obamacare website rollout. Respondents were asked how closely they followed four stories that had been in the news last month: the government shutdown/debt ceiling fight, the Obamacare website problems, reports about the U.S. economy and the issues surrounding chemical weapons in Syria.

As the figure below demonstrates, Americans were far more likely to follow the shutdown/debt ceiling story very closely while the Obamacare website story received less overall public attention.

See the full poll results at KFF.org.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 0samacare; congress; obama; obamacare; polls
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1 posted on 11/03/2013 12:03:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends






Obamacare must be REPEALED!

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2 posted on 11/03/2013 12:09:46 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another nonsense poll.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 12:09:56 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Kaiser Family “poll”. Aren’t these the idiots who pimped ObamaCare to begin with? ROTFL!!! What a joke!


4 posted on 11/03/2013 12:12:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I suppose the Kaiser family would think this but the majority of Americans don’t agree!


5 posted on 11/03/2013 12:17:18 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Americans were far more likely to follow the shutdown/debt ceiling story”

LOL, now I know this poll was a load of obama. Ask any American outside your street what a debt ceiling’ is and they’ll probably point you to Home Depot. Kaiser was the same group which years ago jacked up the approval ratings for obamacare before the vote was in by Roberts.


6 posted on 11/03/2013 12:17:32 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Expand it?
Expand it to what, dead liberal voters?
Do these people think resurrections come cheap?


7 posted on 11/03/2013 12:18:59 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Expand the law” is such a vague thing to ask. That’s the closest answer they offered that would have been equivalent to “fixing the problems with the law.”

It’s interesting how even among Republicans, many more want to just repeal it, and don’t want a Republican replacement.

Among independents, more of them want to repeal it than want to keep it. It’s the overwhelming amount of Democrats that push the overall non-repeal answer up. It doesn’t help that 79% of Democrats are for the law while only 71% of Republicans are against it. The Dems’ enthusiasm for it is stronger than the Repubs’ distaste for it.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 12:21:25 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I don’t think the pollsters ask their questions at all, they just make up their answers to suit their purpose.

I just polled 500 people and 62% said that shit doesn’t stink.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 12:30:42 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Also noticed their question referred to “the health care law.” They didn’t say Obamacare or even Affordable Care Act. If you ask people do you want to expand health care laws, and they don’t know you’re referring to something specific, there’s probably an inclination to say yes. Unfortunately people do still tend to think of new laws as good things rather than things that should be repealed in general.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 12:32:37 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sneaky. First question is how closely they have followed the health care issue. So after many admit they have not followed it closely, they are already intimidated. Then they’re asked about implementation. Boo, pretty much. Then finally comes their overall opinion of the ACA, which has been “signed into law.”

Bob Dornan once said the outcome of a poll is determined by the wording of the first question. I’m not sure all pollers would agree, but that’s a pretty astute judgment.

I’d be willing to bet that if you started off with the last question, you’d get a different result. Also, if you asked their party affiliation at the end instead of at the beginning.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 12:33:38 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw an man-in-the-street interview where the people were asked if they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Every one of them said that they preferred the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare! It would be interesting to see one of these “scientific” polls ask the same question.


12 posted on 11/03/2013 12:35:23 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Don’t worry. the MSM will be pimping this poll tomorrow!


13 posted on 11/03/2013 12:37:31 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JediJones

Right. “Health care” is a loaded phrase. In fact, the law isn’t a health-care law at all but a health-care-insurance law.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 12:38:28 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When they heard “expand it,” the people thought it meant to expand the free coverage to include them!


15 posted on 11/03/2013 12:41:25 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: firebrand

Except for the Medicaid expansion, which isn’t health insurance, it’s an entitlement.

The poll was really missing any answer equivalent to “fixing the problems” with the law, which ironically is what Obama’s position is.

The problem is the law is so broad and huge with so many elements to it, a poll should really ask narrower questions to be of any use. Someone may not want the law repealed because they like the part about children staying on their insurance until age 26, even though they might hate everything else about it.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 12:47:33 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones
Gee, if this is really the case, then why in the hell aren't they all buying their new ACA insurance plans right now...?

The majority of enrollees thus far are actually individuals signing up for Medicaid.

17 posted on 11/03/2013 12:51:27 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A case of both figures lying and liars figuring. What was the 2010 “shellacking” about again?


18 posted on 11/03/2013 12:52:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
8% are backing the GOP establishment's viewpoint...

44 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the law, 38 percent a favorable view, and 18 percent saying they don’t know enough to say. Similar to last month, 8 percent of the public say they have an unfavorable view of the law, but they think it’s time for opponents to accept that it’s the law of the land and move on to other things.

19 posted on 11/03/2013 12:55:13 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

True about Medicaid. That’s not insurance.

I don’t think breaking it down into components would solve the problem of biased polling here, though. They could have gotten a general response that was quite different by asking the questions in a less biased way.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 12:55:36 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: JediJones

It’s like asking.......Do you believe in good????

A liberal will piss their pants to answer that question....as long as they have no immediate stake in it!!!!!!!.I gotta stop bailing them out...*S*


21 posted on 11/03/2013 12:58:05 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: JediJones

Wait for those Democrats have to start paying for it.


22 posted on 11/03/2013 1:09:44 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We Are Family, I got all my Kaisers and me!
23 posted on 11/03/2013 1:14:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Want Want Want. They could want a Dictator too but it’s not going to happen.


24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:19:21 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Polls are not designed to reflect public opinion but rather are designed to shape public opinion.


25 posted on 11/03/2013 1:33:42 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK, we know what pantsless weasels think.
How about wsking American humans who have been switched to new policies and seen their premiums quadruple and deductibles skyrocket.
Yes, I’m quibbling. Nevertheless ....


26 posted on 11/03/2013 1:44:07 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Republican1795.

Truth! The Kaiser Roll Poll neither reflects nor portrays an a reality based consensus, just an abstract prophetic yearning of the Drone Lords.


27 posted on 11/03/2013 1:50:54 AM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder what the poll results would be to the very simple question, “Do you want to see the federal government stay completely out of health care?”


28 posted on 11/03/2013 1:14:35 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Osamacare



just napping

29 posted on 11/03/2013 1:15:06 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - Iran-born Valerie Jarrett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMAO!!!!

“We love our chains! More please!”


30 posted on 11/03/2013 1:18:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears Americans, more than ever are willing to submit their lives to a jack-booted overlord. That arcane concept of freedom is as passé as the traditional “rugged individualist” that typified the American experience. So long ago.

Being cared for, cradle to grave, by the almighty State and living the life of the fictional “Julia” have become the new “American Dream.”


31 posted on 11/03/2013 1:28:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

who the hell did they poll - if they actually polled anyone?

Made up propaganda from the our friendly socialist


32 posted on 11/03/2013 1:32:16 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: dalereed

Well - when you stand next to Reid, Pelosy, and Obama - it actually is overwhelmed by their stench!


33 posted on 11/03/2013 1:34:14 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: JediJones

What’s a “Republican replacement”? Romneycare, which is essentially the same thing at the state level? Obamacare-lite, like some RINOs are proposing? “Republican” is tossed in there to reduce the results.

And “expanding” is so much more pleasant-sounding than “nationalize”, “socialize”, or, what the Obamas of the world really want—”communize”.


34 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:54 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only polls that count for anything are polls of likely voters...and this ain’t a likely voter poll.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 2:15:43 AM PST by Bobalu (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All pollsters should be boiled alive in oil, then drawn and quarterd, and then burned at the stake.

For starters


36 posted on 11/03/2013 2:31:15 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently, they polled 437 democrats, 330 republicans, and 548 independents.

Here is the breakdown as they report it, but the numbers don’t seem to add up:
Democrats - - - 437
Republicans - - 330
Independents- - 548
Uninsured- - - - 185
Total - - - - - - 1,513
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http://kff.org/report-section/october-2013-tracking-poll-methodology/
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“... The survey was conducted October 17-23, 2013
... random digit dial telephone sample of 1,513 adults ages 18 and older
... landline (755) and cell phone (758)
... For the landline sample, respondents were selected by asking for the youngest adult male or female
currently at home based on a random rotation
If no one of that gender was available, interviewers asked to speak with the youngest adult of the opposite gender
... For the cell phone sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone”
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37 posted on 11/03/2013 2:55:24 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: onyx

Allow a vote nationwide and we’ll see how much “Americans like it”!


38 posted on 11/03/2013 3:00:19 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, 70% don’t even like ObamaCare but a majority of people want it expanded.

Yeah, right, sure.


39 posted on 11/03/2013 3:19:32 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: firebrand; JediJones

True about Medicaid. That’s not insurance.


As I understand it Midicaid is an entitlement with a twist. If you get put on it they ‘can’ put a lien on your property and estate to ‘repay’ them back for all of the funds used on you for medical purposes.

Another form of generational theft and the inability to leave your descendents any sort of inheritance.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 3:31:53 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those who want to keep and expand it are its navigators and administrators and those exempted from it — not those who are in it.


41 posted on 11/03/2013 4:03:37 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: firebrand
True about Medicaid. That’s not insurance.

Yes and if you want to lump Medicare and Social Security in their, they follow no actuarial or investment rules. Their is no lock-box or assets, they have been spent and are full of IOU's. It is pay as you go self insurance backed only by the faith and credit bla bla bla.... So what if people loose faith and credit to pay...like Detroit? Where are we then?

42 posted on 11/03/2013 4:15:34 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. Pure, unvarnished propaganda.


43 posted on 11/03/2013 4:17:21 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is pure propaganda, for this one reason alone: Who the hell CAN have an opinion on Obamacare? YOU CANNOT GET ONTO THE WEBSITE!


44 posted on 11/03/2013 4:18:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

LOL - there’s so much bias in that poll, I’m surprised the marxist group published the findings.


45 posted on 11/03/2013 4:19:20 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: The Working Man

“Another form of generational theft and the inability to leave your descendents any sort of inheritance.”

“From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.” (Based on recent events that must be in the United States Constitution, although I haven’t found the exact passage yet.)


46 posted on 11/03/2013 4:20:50 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, Americans did not want it, period. Neither did they want Obama. Unfortunately for them, they now comprise the minority of the population of the United States. Parasites, idiots, and traitors now outnumber them.


47 posted on 11/03/2013 4:27:43 AM PST by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep or expand a program that can’t function on it’s own, sounds like a good idea! They lie once again is “most Americans”


48 posted on 11/03/2013 4:45:31 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: onyx

Socialism works fine until you run out of other peoples money.

In the U.S. now more people are on welfare than work full time.

Democracies fail when people realize that they can vote themselves money.

Guess what? We’re done.


49 posted on 11/03/2013 4:51:50 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fortheDeclaration

Tell the Kaiser’s that another poll says they are full of —it.


50 posted on 11/03/2013 4:52:08 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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