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57% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Monday, July 25, 2011

Most voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care law, and fewer voters than ever believe the law will be good for the country.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 57% favor repeal of the health care law passed in March of last year, including 46% who Strongly Favor its repeal. That’s the strongest support for repeal since early May.  Thirty-six percent (36%) oppose repeal of the law, including 24% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Although it has peaked this week, support for repeal is still little changed from last week.  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-one percent (31%) now think the health care law will be good for the country, the lowest finding since the law's passage. Fifty-three percent (53%) think it will be bad for the country, while three percent (3%) believe it will have no impact. Prior to this survey, belief that the law will be good for the country has ranged from 32% to 41%.

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 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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