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54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 56% Say Law Will Increase Deficit

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%.

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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. 

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