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Fox Poll: By a 40-Point Margin, Independents Support Repeal

11:22 AM, Jul 25, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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A new Fox News poll says that independents support the repeal of Obamacare by a whopping 40-point margin (65 to 25 percent).  That’s more than twice the margin by which Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale, or Franklin Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover.

Overall, the poll says that respondents favor repeal by a margin of 13 points (53 to 40 percent).  But the only thing keeping that double-digit margin from being even higher is the fact that about seven in ten Democratic respondents say they continue to stand by the “comprehensive” overhaul of American medicine — which even President Obama now admits won’t be ready to be implemented on schedule.  Hence his unilateral and unconstitutional delay of parts of it — a move that independents, by a 22-point margin (55 to 33 percent), think is “unacceptable.”

The worst thing about Obamacare is its undermining of Americans’ liberty, but the poll’s respondents also think will cost them money.  Fox News writes, “By a large 47-11 percent margin, voters expect the 2010 health care law will cost them rather than save them money in the coming year.”  The tally among independents is 56 to 7 percent.

The poll says that women favor repealing Obamacare by a slightly larger margin (14 points — 53 to 39 percent) than men do (12 points — 54 to 42 percent).

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