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say Health Care Repeal is likely, 39%
December 1,2010--Nearly half of Likely U.S.
Voters (47%) continue to believe that repeal
of the health care law passed earlier this
year is at least somewhat likely.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national
telephone survey finds that just 39% think
repeal is unlikely while 14% are not sure.
The overwhelming majority express some level
The latest figures include only 16% who
believe repeal is Very Likely and 9% who say
it is Not at All Likely.
Belief in the likelihood of repeal has now
edged to its highest level to date. Just
after Election Day, 46% said
repeal was at least somewhat likely, while
44% viewed it as unlikely.
In early April,
shortly after Democrats in Congress passed
the measure, 38% said repeal was likely,
while 51% disagreed.
Overall, 58% favor repeal and 37% are
opposed. From the beginning, those who favor
repeal feel more strongly about it.
Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Favor
repeal and 29% are Strongly Opposed.
These figures have held steady from the
previous two weeks. In weekly tracking since
the bill became law, voter support for
repeal has ranged from 50% to 63%.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was
conducted on November 28, 2010 by Rasmussen
Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-
3 percentage points with a 95% level of
confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen
Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse
Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Forty-six percent (46%) of voters say repeal
of the health care bill would be good for
the economy. Twenty-six percent (26%)
disagree and think it would hurt the
economy. Fifteen percent (15%) say repeal
would have no economic impact.
These findings have changed little in eight
months of surveys.
Only 29% believe repeal of the law would
create new jobs, and an identical number
(29%) says it would not result in new jobs.
A sizable 42% are undecided.
Most voters (52%) still believe the health
care plan will be bad for the country and
just 37% say it will be good.
Democrats and those in the Political
Class continue to oppose repeal
and generally view the health care plan as a
good thing. Republicans, unaffiliated voters
and those in the Mainstream tend to favor
repeal and take a more negative view of the
health care law.
Prior to the election in which Republicans
regained control of the House of
Representatives, voters consistently
expressed anger about the policies of the
federal government in general and opposition
to the health care law. Just 39% of voters
believe the federal
government currently operates within the
limits established by the Constitution of
the United States.
Voters overwhelmingly believe the new
Republican-controlled House is likely to
to repeal the health care law.
But 52% think Congress should review
the health care bill piece-by-piece and
keep the parts it likes. Thirty-nine percent
(39%) disagree and think Congress should
scrap the whole bill and start all over