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47% Say Health Care Repeal Is Likely, 39% Disagree

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nearly half of Likely U.S. Voters (47%) continue to believe that repeal of the health care law passed earlier this year is at least somewhat likely.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 39% think repeal is unlikely while 14% are not sure. The overwhelming majority express some level of uncertainty. The latest figures include only 16% who believe repeal is Very Likely and 9% who say it is Not at All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.

Belief in the likelihood of repeal has now edged to its highest level to date. Just after Election Day, 46% said repeal was at least somewhat likely, while 44% viewed it as unlikely.

In early April, shortly after Democrats in Congress passed the measure, 38% said repeal was likely, while 51% disagreed.

Overall, 58% favor repeal and 37% are opposed. From the beginning, those who favor repeal feel more strongly about it. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Favor repeal and 29% are Strongly Opposed.

These figures have held steady from the previous two weeks. In weekly tracking since the bill became law, voter support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63%.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 28, 2010 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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