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The Desire to Repeal Obamacare Unites Americans

2:43 PM, Jul 30, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Rasmussen’s latest poll of likely voters shows that there’s at least one thing that unites the vast majority of the American citizenry: the desire to see Obamacare be repealed. 

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Repeal is favored by clear majorities of men (by 22 points), women (by 12 points), those between the ages of 40 and 64 (by 26 points), those who are at least 65 years old (by 24 points), conservatives (by 73 points), Republicans (by 69 points), independents (by 10 points), those who makes less than $20,000 a year (by 17 points), those who make between $20,000 and $40,000 a year (by 26 points), those who make between $40,000 and $60,000 a year (by 7 points), those who make between $60,000 and $75,000 a year (by 21 points), those who make between $75,000 and $100,000 a year (by 16 points), those who make at least $100,000 a year (by 11 points), those who are part of the Tea Party movement (by 88 points), those who are not members of “the Political Class” (by 31 points), those who have health insurance (by 16 points), and, interestingly, those who don’t have health insurance (by 23 points).  Overall, Americans support the repeal of Obamacare by a margin of 16 points — 55 to 39 percent.

A majority of only 3 groups (out of the 28 broken out in the poll) oppose repeal:  Democrats (by 31 points), liberals (by 62 points), and “the Political Class” (by 19 points).

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