With the Supreme Court potentially weeks away from what is expected to be a monumental decision on the Obamacare health care reform law that funds abortions and presents rationing concerns, a strong majority of Americans support repealing it.
“Most voters still want to repeal President Obama’s national health care law as they have consistently in regular surveys since it was passed by Congress over two years ago,” pollster Scott Rasmussen said today in announcing his firm’s new survey.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 39% are at least somewhat opposed. Those figures include 43% who Strongly Favor repeal and 25% who are Strongly Opposed.
“Attitudes towards repeal of the health care law have changed little over the past two years,” Rasmussen added. “A majority has favored repeal in every survey but one since March 2010. In the sole exception, a solid plurality favored repeal. Prior to becoming law, similar majorities consistently opposed its passage in surveys dating back to the fall of 2009.”
Among all voters, there’s also been little shift in the level of concern about how the health care law will impact existing health insurance coverage.
“Thirty-eight percent (38%) think passage of the law is at least somewhat likely to force them to change their current insurance, up slightly from an all-time low of 33% in early March,” Rasmussen explained. “Forty-seven percent (47%) now believe the law is unlikely to force them to change that coverage. That’s down six points from 53% last month, the highest level of optimism since regular tracking began on this question in June 2010. The new findings include 16% who say a change is Very Likely and 21% who feel it’s Not At All Likely.”
Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters believe the national health care plan will be good for the country. Forty-eight percent (48%) disagree and feel it will be bad for the country. Only five percent (5%) think it will have no impact, but 12% more are not sure.
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Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Democrats think the plan will benefit the country. Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties see it having a negative impact instead. GOP voters and unaffiliateds also remain more concerned than Democrats about the impact of the health care law on their existing health insurance coverage.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 26-27, 2012 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.