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

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Two weeks ago, 46% said it’s likely the health care law will be repealed, the highest level measured since passage of the bill.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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