18 Percent of Voters Like Obamacare as It Is
1:25 PM, Jan 14, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that fewer than one in five Americans -- 18 percent -- want to keep Obamacare as it is. The 75 percent who don't want to keep Obamacare in its current form (the remainder are undecided) are pretty evenly split among three options -- repealing it and not replacing it (20 percent), repealing it and replacing it (28 percent), and trying to fix it (27 percent) -- with repeal-and-replace being the most popular option as well as the middle-ground option, which would presumably make it acceptable to many of those in the repeal-alone or try-to-fix-it camps.
Independents, only 17 percent of whom want to keep Obamacare as it is, are even more supportive of the repeal-and-replace option: 32 percent want to repeal and replace Obamacare, 21 percent want to try to fix it, and 19 percent want to repeal it and be done with it.
Either way, not being able to get even 20 percent support for your signature legislation in its current form, less than a year after it was passed, is really quite amazing. In politics, one would hope to be able to hit at least .500, but at this point Obamacare isn't even cracking the Mendoza Line (.200).