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56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 52% Say Law Is Bad for the Country

Monday, September 19, 2011

Most voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care law and view the law as bad for the country.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, with 44% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-six percent (36%) at least somewhat oppose repeal, including 26% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

These findings are virtually identical to two weeks ago. A majority of voters have favored repeal of the law in every survey but one since the measure was passed by Congress in March of last year.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters think the health care law will be bad for America. Thirty-four percent (34%) view the legislation as good for the country. Two percent (2%) feel it will have no impact, and 12% remain undecided about it.

This, too, is consistent with previous findings. A majority or plurality of voters have rated the law bad for the country since its passage.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 16-17, 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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