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Poll: Obamacare Ruling Makes Voters ‘Less Likely’ to Vote for Obama

2:19 PM, Jul 12, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that — by a 15-point margin — the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling makes voters less likely, rather than more likely, to cast their vote for President Obama. Twenty-seven percent of registered voters say that the ruling makes them “less likely” to vote for Obama, while only 12 percent say that it makes them “more likely” to do so. Only 9 percent of independents say that they are “more likely” to vote for Obama because of the ruling, compared to 27 percent who are “less likely.” 

Barack Obama listens to a question from a guests attending the Health Care Summit.

Barack Obama listens to a question from a guests attending the Health Care Summit.

Among Catholics — a large percentage of whom are historically swing voters — 35 percent say that the ruling makes them “less likely” to vote for Obama, while only 10 percent say it makes them “more likely” to vote for him.

Most voters (55 percent) say that the candidates’ positions on Obamacare will be “extremely” or “very” important in influencing their vote for president.

The poll shows that, by a 6-point margin (49 to 43 percent), registered voters want to see Obamacare repealed.  Independents favor repeal by an 8-point margin (49 to 41 percent).  Catholics favor repeal by a 22-point margin (58 to 36 percent).  Repeal is supported by men, women, those between the ages of 18 and 34, those between the ages of 35 and 54, those who are 55 or over, those who make less than $30,000 annually, those who make between $30,000 and $50,000, those who make between $50,000 and $100,000, and those who make over $100,000.

This poll — and the past 100 repeal polls from Rasmussen Reports — shows that the House of Representatives was doing the people’s bidding when it voted yesterday to repeal Obamacare — by a 59-vote margin (244 to 185).  Conversely, the House was not doing the people’s bidding when (then under Democratic control) it voted to pass Obamacare in 2010 — by a mere 7-vote margin (219 to 212).

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