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52% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Monday, April 18, 2011

A majority of voters continues to favor repeal of the national health care law, but the number who Strongly Favor it has fallen to a new low. So has the number of voters who see the law as bad for the country.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 52% favor repeal of the health care law, while 41% are opposed. But now just 39% Strongly Favor the law’s repeal, the lowest level measured since the plan’s passage last year. Twenty-nine percent (29%) Strongly Oppose repeal of the legislation. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Since Congress passed the law in late March of last year, total support for repeal has ranged from a low of 50% to a high of 63%. The number that Strongly Favor repeal has ranged from 39% to 50%. At the same time, the number of voters who oppose repeal has run from 33% to 43%.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters now say the health care law will be good for the United States, a finding that has ranged from 32% to 41% since March 2010. Forty-seven percent (47%) say it will be bad for the country, down three points from last week. In prior weekly surveys over the past year, 48% to 57% of voters have said the law will be bad for the country.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters with health insurance favor the law’s repeal, as do 51% of those without coverage. Forty-seven percent (47%) of insured voters say the law will be bad for the country, compared to 50% of those who don’t currently have insurance. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 15-16, 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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