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55% Favor Health Care Repeal, Just 17% Say New Law Will Improve Quality of Care

Most voters still want to repeal the national health care law, and confidence that the law will improve the quality of health care has fallen to a new low. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, while 38% at least somewhat oppose it.  This includes 40% who Strongly Favor repeal and 25% who are Strongly Opposed.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Support for repeal shows little change from a week ago. Most voters have favored repeal of the health care law every week but one since it was passed by Democrats in Congress in March of last year. The number of voters supporting repeal has ranged from 47% to 63% in that time period.

Just 17% now believe the health care law will improve the quality of health care in this country. That’s down from 20% percent earlier this month and the lowest level measured since the passage of the law.  Forty-nine percent (49%) say the quality of health care will get worse under the new law, while 24% say it will stay the same.

Prior to this survey, belief that the law will improve the quality of U.S. health care has hovered in the low to mid-20s since March 2010.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 24-25, 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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