Poll: Americans Want Obamacare Repealed
Given a choice, 47% of Americans favor repealing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while 42% want it kept in place. Views on this issue are highly partisan, with Republicans strongly in favor of repeal and the large majority of Democrats wanting the law kept in place. …
In October, Gallup found 40% of Americans saying passage of the healthcare law was a good thing and 48% a bad thing.
Republicans are strongly in favor of repeal, and Democrats are strongly opposed, but it’s interesting to note that even 1/5th of Democrat poll respondents (21%) want repeal. And 48% of independents want repeal too, as compared to 43% who don’t.
But most telling result from this poll may be Obamacare’s apparent impact on the feelings Americans have about government’s role in health care (as noted by Ed Morrissey):
Obama’s efforts to do accomplish the goal of government-backed health care for all have soured people on government backed health care. Which isn’t surprising. As a concept, health care for all is appealing. Being introduced to the reality of the policy which imposes such a thing is a much different animal.Tags: Barack Obama, obamacare, polls