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58% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 37% Oppose Repeal

Monday, November 15, 2010

Voters continue to favor repeal of the new national health care plan, and most continue to believe the law will be bad for the country overall.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) oppose repeal.  These findings include 46% who Strongly Favor Repeal and 30% who Strongly Oppose it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A majority of voters have favored repeal in every Rasmussen Reports survey since Democrats in Congress passed the law in late March. Voter support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63%.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters say the health care plan will be good for the country, while just over half (52%) feel it will be bad for the United States.  The number of voters who say the new law will be bad for the country has ranged from 48% to 57% since March.

Two weeks ago, 46% said it’s likely the health care law will be repealed, the highest level measured since passage of the bill.  Forty-four percent (44%) said repeal is not likely to happen. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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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