Only 29 Percent of Independents Think Obamacare Is ‘Good’ for America
3:49 PM, Jul 16, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The latest polling by Rasmussen Reports shows that independents think Obamacare would raise (53 percent), rather than lower (16 percent), health costs. They think it would reduce (50 percent), rather than improve (13 percent), the quality of health care. They think it would raise (56 percent), rather than lower (13 percent), the deficit. And they think it would be bad (50 percent), rather than good (29 percent), for the country. Not surprisingly, by a 13-point margin (51 to 38 percent), they think Obamacare should be repealed.
In all, this week’s poll marks the 101st consecutive time that likely voters (from across the political spectrum) support the repeal of Obamacare. It also marks the 39th consecutive time, dating back to the spring of 2011, that likely voters favor the repeal of Obamacare by a double-digit margin.
None of this bodes well for the architect of Obamacare. It’s bad enough when your $787,000,000,000 “stimulus” has stimulated little — if anything — besides the national debt, when the 40 worst monthly employment rates in the past 25 years have all been on your watch, and when your pledge to unite has degenerated into a pattern of division. It’s worse when your centerpiece legislation is this overwhelmingly unpopular — and when Americansknow that the only way to get rid of it, is to vote against you.
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