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57% Favor Health Care Repeal, 54% Say Repeal Likely

Monday, September 05, 2011

Most voters still want to repeal the national health care law and are more confident than ever that the law actually will be repealed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters – for the second week in a row – at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress in March of last year. Thirty-six percent (36%) at least somewhat oppose repeal. These findings include 43% who Strongly Favor repeal versus 26% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

A majority of voters have favored repeal every week but one since March 2010, with support for repeal running as high as 63%.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters now think repeal is at least somewhat likely, up eight points from last month and the highest level of confidence found since the law’s passage. Twenty-nine percent (29%) rate repeal as not very or not at all likely. Those figures include But 18% who think repeal is Very Likely and 5% who say it’s Not at All Likely.

Confidence in repeal since the Republican takeover of the House last November has generally remained in the mid- to high 40s. Prior to this survey, the highest level of confidence was 53%, reached in early July. House Republicans have voted to repeal the health care law, but that effort has run aground in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 2-3, 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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