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Monday, March 29, 2010

54% of the nation's likely voters still favor repealing Obamacare

Rasmussen has conducted a poll, one week after Obamacare has passed and found that 54% of the nation's likely voters still favor repealing the new law.

Perhaps the headlines, from the late-to-the-party media highlighting the laws faults and ramifications have something to do with the majorty opposing Obamacare.

As previously mentioned those headlines include "Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill," along with "Coverage Now for Sick Children? Check Fine Print," and "Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage."

From Rasmussen:

One week after the House of Representatives passed the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, 54% of the nation's likely voters still favor repealing the new law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 42% oppose repeal.

Those figures are virtually unchanged from last week. They include 44% who Strongly Favor repeal and 34% who Strongly Oppose it.

Repeal is favored by 84% of Republicans and 59% of unaffiliated voters. Among white Democrats, 25% favor repeal, but only one percent (1%) of black Democrats share that view.

Only 17% of all voters believe the plan will achieve one of its primary goals and reduce the cost of health care. Most (55%) believe it will have the opposite affect and increase the cost of care.

As companies continue to report corporate writedowns because of Obamacare and if the media continues to report the massive problems associated with the Democrats new law, expect those numbers opposing Obamacare and favoring repeal to rise.

Another surprising number comes later in the Rasmussen report:

A number of states are already challenging the constitutionality of that requirement in court, and polling data released earlier shows that 49% of voters nationwide would like their state to sue the federal government over the health care bill.

Overall, 41% of voters believe the new health care legislation will be good for the country, while 50% believe it will be bad for the country.

Obamacare is going to be a huge factor in how people vote in November's elections and considering Congress is now at a 72 percent disapproval rating, figures not this low since 1994, change is definitely coming and not the change Obama promised in 2008.