CNN, Quinnipiac, Gallup, and Rasmussen Agree: Americans Want Repeal
8:03 AM, Jan 19, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
On the morning of the House of Representatives' vote to repeal Obamacare, it's worth noting that four polls in the past two weeks have asked Americans the straightforward question of whether they support or oppose repeal. Three of these polls didn't screen for likely voters (who tend to be more supportive of repeal), and, therefore, they're almost certainly underestimating repeal's support. Of those three polls, CNN shows respondents favoring repeal by a tally of 50 to 42 percent, Quinnipiac shows respondents favoring repeal by a tally of 48 to 43 percent (and 54 to 37 percent among independents), and Gallup shows respondents favoring repeal by a tally of 46 to 40 percent. The one poll that does screen for likely voters, Rasmussen, shows respondents favoring repeal by a tally of 55 to 40 percent. That's 4-for-4 (a good day at the plate), and an average tally of 50 to 41 percent in favor of repeal.