By a Margin of 21 Points, Americans Favor Repeal
9:33 AM, Jul 27, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
While President Obama’s notion of a “balanced approach” to deficit reduction isn’t written down anywhere, it’s quite clear that it doesn’t involve repealing Obamacare (despite the fact that the health care overhaul would cost over $2 trillion in its real first decade, from 2014 to 2023). Polling, however, strongly suggests that it should. The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that, by a margin of 21 points (57 to 36 percent), Americans support the repeal of the centerpiece legislation of the Obama presidency.
The poll shows that only 31 percent of respondents think Obamacare would be “good” for the country — the lowest tally in the 66 Rasmussen repeal polls to date. It shows that every age group supports repeal — by anywhere between 8 (those under 30) and 47 (those in their 40s) points. It shows that far more Americans “strongly” support repeal (46 percent) than even “somewhat” oppose it (36 percent). And it shows that only 7 percent of respondents think that it’s “not at all likely” that Obamacare will be repealed.
In light of these results, it’s not surprising that Obamacare also seems to have taken a major toll on Obama’s own popularity.
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