Support for repeal of the national health care law remains high, as does belief that the measure may be repealed.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care bill, with 44% who Strongly Favor it. Forty percent (40%) are opposed to repeal, including 28% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Support for repeal is even higher – at 62% - among those who have discussed the health care law with a doctor, a nurse or other health care professional.
Last week, 60% of all voters favored repeal of the legislation. Support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63% in weekly tracking since Democrats in Congress passed the law in March of last year.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now say it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will be repealed, while 41% say repeal is unlikely. However, there is a high degree of uncertainty all around. Just 14% believe repeal is Very Likely and only 11% who say it is Not At All Likely.
Those figures are little change from mid-December when 52% said the law is at least somewhat likely to be repealed.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 7-8, 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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