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Poll: Support for Obamacare repeal hits new high

posted at 11:02 am on June 27, 2013 by

Fox releases another tranche of glum polling for the White House.  On repeal:

A record number of voters want the 2010 Affordable Care Act repealed entirely, while sizable majorities say they are worried about their health care under the new law and expect their medical costs will go up, according to a new Fox News poll.  The poll, released Wednesday, finds that 58 percent of voters favor repealing all (39 percent) or some (19 percent) of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.  Another 19 percent would leave the law as is, while 17 percent would expand its coverage further…A 62-percent majority of independents favors repealing at least some of the law.

On health security and costs:

Nearly three times as many voters say the health care law makes them feel more worried (66 percent) rather than reassured (23 percent).  And the anxiety is rising — the number feeling worried is up 15 percentage points since July 2012, soon after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law constitutional last year.  Concern is widespread, as more than 60 percent in every age group feel worried about their health care in the future.  It peaks at 70 percent among those ages 65 and over.  Overall, 65 percent of voters think their health care costs will increase under the law.  Few — eight percent — say their costs will go down, while 24 percent thinks costs will stay about the same.

Flashback:

Eight percent of Americans now believe the president’s central promise will come true.  That’s half the percentage of Americans who approve of Congress, which really puts that abysmal number in perspective.  Nearly three-fifths of the population wants Obamacare repealed, and almost two-thirds of Americans expect their costs to rise.  But keep on laughing at the GOP for trying to undo this monstrosity, media folks — especially now that the hyper-credible Internal Revenue Service is prominently tied to the law.

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Wow…Obama’s gotten old.

joekenha on June 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

All just bitter clingers.

acyl72 on June 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

You mean RACISM has hit a new high!

CrustyB on June 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

This needs to be issue #1 in 2016. Make Shrillery choke on it.

Rational Thought on June 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Wow…Obama’s schtick has gotten old.

joekenha on June 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Fixed.

HiJack on June 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Eight percent of Americans now believe the president’s central promise will come true.

That’s about the same percentage of people that believe that Elvis is still alive.

You can get 7-10 percent of Americans to believe in anything. When you get to that level, you’re effectively at zero.

Chris of Rights on June 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

But keep on laughing at the GOP for trying to undo this monstrosity,

I’d take their efforts more seriously if they weren’t in the middle of seriously handicapping themselves with their own thousands of pages of “pass it to find out what’s in it” Amnesty bill.

Seriously, can we even take the Republicans efforts to kill Obamacare as more than just a PR stunt they’re being ‘forced’ into taking by the base? I thought they had the House and could defund this monster, I thought they had governorships and could resist in their home states, I thought they were on the right side of the message if this poll is to be believed… what happened???

Ukiah on June 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Gee, it’s too bad the American people haven’t had a chance to DO something about Obamacare in the past six or seven months…

Oh, wait…nevermind.

These days, schadenfreude is the only satisfaction I get out of politics.

DRayRaven on June 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Gosh, maybe we’re not giving it a chance. I’m sure that, once it has been firmly shoved so far down our throats that we can’t cough it up, we’ll learn to love it, just like they promised.

morganfrost on June 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM