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For 30th Consecutive Time, Support for Repeal Hits Double-Digits

2:17 PM, Apr 2, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Americans don’t look to be inclined to rely on the Supreme Court to determine the future of Obamacare. For the 30th consecutive time, Rasmussen’s polling of likely voters shows that Americans not only support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation but support it by double-digits. The last time Rasmussen’s polling did not show Americans supporting repeal by double-digits was more than ten months ago (when they favored it by 8 points). 

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The latest polling shows that, among likely voters, repeal has the support of the majority of men, women, those in their 30s, those in their 40s, those between 50 and 64 years of age, those who are at least 65 years of age, Republicans, independents, those who make less than $20,000, those who make between $20,000 and $40,000, those who make between $40,000 and $60,000, those who make between $60,000 and $75,000, those who make between $75,000 and $100,000, those who work for private companies, those who are entrepreneurs, those who work for the government, those who are retired, those who didn’t graduate from high school, those who graduated from high school (but didn’t go to college), those who attended college (but don’t have a degree), and those with a college degree. Repeal is also supported by a plurality of those who make over $100,000. It’s opposed by those under the age of 30 (by 5 points), Democrats (by 38 points), and those who went to graduate school (by 1 point).

Nearly two years ago, when Rasmussen first asked respondents how likely they thought it was that Obamacare would be repealed, 38 percent of likely voters thought that repeal was at least “somewhat” likely, while 18 percent thought it was “not at all likely.” That margin has since expanded to 61 to 3 percent, as only 3 percent of likely voters now think repeal is “not at all likely.”

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