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Gallup: Majority Still Want Obamacare Repealed or Scaled Back

10:04 AM, Dec 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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With more than two months into its implementation, most Americans want to see the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, repealed or scaled back, according to a new poll from Gallup. In a survey conducted earlier this week, 20 percent of adults said they want to scale back the health care law, while 32 percent want to see the law repealed entirely for a total of 52 percent.


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By comparison, just 37 percent want to see Obamacare expanded or kept as is (20 percent expanded, 17 percent as is). Those numbers have changed slightly since Gallup's last poll on the question, taken in mid-October shortly after the beginning of implementation, which found 50 percent wanted it repealed or scaled back and 38 percent wanted it expanded or kept as is.

"At least half of Americans have said they would repeal or scale back the law each time Gallup has asked this question since January 2011," writes Gallup's Art Swift.

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