9:01 AM, Aug 10, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Americans overwhelmingly continue to support the repeal of Obamacare, and among those who feel “strongly” (either way), support for repeal is greater still — according to the latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters. Americans support repeal by a margin of 14 percentage points (54 to 40 percent), the margin is 17 points (41 to 24 percent) among those who feel “strongly,” and among independents who feel “strongly,” the margin is 28 points (45 to 17 percent) — in other words, swing voters who care (either way) don’t like Obamacare.
Obamacare would reduce Americans’ liberty, is already politicizing medicine, and is almost certainly limiting job opportunities. So what would Americans get for it in return? According to the poll, only 20 percent of likely voters think Obamacare would improve the quality of American health care. Only 15 percent think it would reduce deficits. And only 20 percent think it would reduce health costs — which should be the central goal of genuine health care reform.
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