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62% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Monday, March 14, 2011

Support for repeal of the national health care law has reached its highest level since May of last year. The number of voters who believe the plan will increase the cost of care has tied its highest level since the law’s passage last March.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 62% favor repeal of the health care law, including 51% who Strongly Favor it. Only 33% of voters oppose repeal, with 24% who are Strongly Opposed.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)
 

Support for repeal is at a 10-month high, with the number that Strongly Favors repeal at its highest level to date. Overall support for repeal has ranged from a low of 50% to a high of 63% since Democrats in Congress passed it a year ago. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted earlier this year to repeal the law, but the repeal effort is stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters believe the law will cause health care costs to go up. Just 17% expect costs to go down under the plan, while 15% expect them to remain about the same.

Overall, 54% of voters think the national health care plan will be bad for the country, a view shared by 48% to 56% since the law’s passage. Thirty-four percent (34%) say the plan will be good for the country.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 12-13, 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. 

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