Poll: Americans Want Obamacare Repealed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.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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