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Health Care Law

Support for Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate Continues to Fall

Monday, October 26, 2015

One of the central tenets of the new national health care law is that every American must have health insurance, but support for that requirement has fallen to its lowest level in Rasmussen Reports’ polling to date.

Our latest national telephone survey finds that just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. This number has been trending down all year and is the lowest level of support since we began asking this question regularly in 2012. Most voters (56%) continue to oppose Obamacare’s insurance requirement, but this is the highest level of opposition in nearly two years. Twelve percent (12%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 22 and 25, 2015 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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