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Great News, Obamacare Fans!
Only 52 Percent Want It Repealed!


The good news for Obamacare supporters is that Rasmussen has found the legislation enjoying its best numbers ever.

The bad news for Obamacare supporters is that “its best numbers ever” are still pretty lousy: 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of voters favor repeal of the health care bill, while 40% are opposed.

A week ago, 55% favored repeal, and 40% opposed it. Voters with health insurance overwhelmingly like the coverage they have, but 44% of that group now think the health care bill is likely to make them change that coverage.

Rasmussen Reports has been tracking sentiments about repeal since the plan’s passage in March, and opposition to the legislation remains as strong since its adoption as it was beforehand. Prior to this survey, however, support for repeal since March has ranged from a low of 54% to a high of 63% in mid-May. Opposition has ranged from 32% to 42%.

The new findings include 42% who Strongly Favor repeal and 28% who are Strongly Opposed.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of all voters believe the health care plan will be good for America, while 49% say its impact on the country will be bad.

Since March, those who rate the plan’s impact as good have ranged from 35% to 41%. In the same time period, those who predict it will be bad for the country have fallen in the 49% to 55% range.

Tags: Barack Obama


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