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30% Think Obamacare Will Improve U.S. Health Care System

Monday, September 23, 2013

As Congress debates the fate of President Obama’s national health care law, just over half of voters continue to believe the law will worsen the U.S. health care system, but they are slightly more optimistic than they’ve been all year.

Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the nation’s health care system will get better under the new law, up eight points from 22% a month ago and the most positive assessment to date. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% still think the law will make the health care system worse, but that’s the lowest level of pessimism since February. Eleven percent (11%) expect things to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 2013 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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