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Percentage of voters who favor repeal of
Health Care Act drops to 50 percent
October, 2010-- The number of voters who
favor repeal of the health care law has
fallen to its lowest level since the bill
was passed by Congress in late March.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national
telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that
50% still favor repeal of the bill,
including 41% who Strongly Favor repeal. (To
see survey question wording, click
Forty-four percent (44%) now oppose repeal
of the law, with 34% who Strongly Oppose
The percentage of voters who favor repeal of
the bill is down seven points from last
is the lowest level measured since March.
Prior to the latest survey, support for
repeal ranged from a low of 53% to a high of
63%. Meanwhile, the number that Strongly
Opposes repeal is the highest level reached
since late March.
Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans and 51%
of voters not affiliated with either party
continue to favor repeal, while 69% of
Democrats are opposed.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was
conducted on October 2-3, 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.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) now say the plan
will be good for the country overall, the
highest level of optimism since mid-August.
Forty-eight percent (48%) say the law will
be bad for the country, the lowest result
found to date.
Forty percent (40%) say it’s likely the law
will be repealed, while slightly more (45%)
say this outcome is unlikely. Those results
have shifted little over the past few
Forty-four percent (44%) of voters say
repeal of the law would be good for the
economy, while 33% say it would be bad for
However, just 30% say repeal would lead to
the creation of more jobs, showing little
change since April.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree and says
the law’s repeal would not lead to more job
creation. Another 33% are not sure.
With midterm elections scarcely a month
care ranks as the second most important
of a list of 10 regularly tracked by