Most voters still want to repeal the national health care law and are more confident than ever that the law actually will be repealed.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters – for the second week in a row – at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress in March of last year. Thirty-six percent (36%) at least somewhat oppose repeal. These findings include 43% who Strongly Favor repeal versus 26% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
A majority of voters have favored repeal every week but one since March 2010, with support for repeal running as high as 63%.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters now think repeal is at least somewhat likely, up eight points from last month and the highest level of confidence found since the law’s passage. Twenty-nine percent (29%) rate repeal as not very or not at all likely. Those figures include But 18% who think repeal is Very Likely and 5% who say it’s Not at All Likely.
Confidence in repeal since the Republican takeover of the House last November has generally remained in the mid- to high 40s. Prior to this survey, the highest level of confidence was 53%, reached in early July. House Republicans have voted to repeal the health care law, but that effort has run aground in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 2-3, 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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