Monday, June 06, 2011
Voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care law passed last year and believe the legislation will increase the federal deficit.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the law, while 39% are at least somewhat opposed. This includes 40% who Strongly Favor repeal and 26% who Strongly Oppose it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The majority of voters have favored repeal every week but one since Congress passed the health care law in late March 2010. Weekly tracking has found support for repeal ranging from a low of 47% to a high of 63%.
Most Political Class voters (64%) continue to oppose repeal of the law, while a majority of Mainstream voters (67%) favor the law’s repeal.
Overall, half of voters (51%) believe the law will be bad for the United States, while 34% say it will be good for the country. Just four percent (4%) say the law will have no real impact.
The number that thinks the measure will be good for the country has remained generally consistent in surveying since its passage. In that same period, however, those who view the measure as bad for the country have ranged from 45% to 57%.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 4-5, 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
ORBecome a member and get full access to all articles and polls starting at $4.95/month.
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.
Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.
To learn more about our methodology, click here.