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41% Give Obama Positive Marks for Health Care, 44% Say Poor

Monday, September 16, 2013

Despite continuing controversy and questions about the new national health care law as it nears fuller implementation, voter attitudes about President Obama's handling of the health care issue remain unchanged. Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters give the president good or excellent marks when it comes to health care issues, while 44% rate his performance in this area as poor, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Obama's positives are up from June's low of 38% but consistent with regular surveying since February. Those giving the president poor marks have changed very little all year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 14-15, 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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