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57% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Monday, November 22, 2010

Most voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care law, and they remain almost evenly divided over whether the law will force them to change their own health insurance coverage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress in March, with 47% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-nine percent (39%) oppose repeal, including 29% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.

These figures are little changed from last week and support for repeal has remained constant for months. In weekly tracking since the bill became law, voter support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63%.

Among those who voted earlier this month, 59% favored repeal of the health care law.

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters think passage of the health care law makes it at least somewhat likely that they will have to change their current health insurance, with 23% who say it is Very Likely. Forty-six percent (46%) disagree and think a forced change is unlikely, including 18% who say it is Not At All Likely. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

This is comparable to findings just before Election Day and reveals a slightly higher level of concern about the possibility of forced change than voters expressed for several months prior to that.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19-20, 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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