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Most Still Support Repeal of Health Care Bill; 49% Say It’s Likely

Monday, January 10, 2011

Support for repeal of the national health care law remains high, as does belief that the measure may be repealed.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care bill, with 44% who Strongly Favor it. Forty percent (40%) are opposed to repeal, including 28% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.

Support for repeal is even higher – at 62% - among those who have discussed the health care law with a doctor, a nurse or other health care professional.

Last week, 60% of all voters favored repeal of the legislation. Support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63% in weekly tracking since Democrats in Congress passed the law in March of last year.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now say it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will be repealed, while 41% say repeal is unlikely. However, there is a high degree of uncertainty all around. Just 14% believe repeal is Very Likely and only 11% who say it is Not At All Likely.

Those figures are little change from mid-December when 52% said the law is at least somewhat likely to be repealed.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 7-8, 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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