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Monday, May 27, 2013

CNN/ORC International Poll: 54% Still Opposed To Obamacare

By Susan Duclos

Confirming the results of recent Rasmussen and Fox News polls, showing that the majority of Americans are still opposed to the Democrats' healthcare law commonly referred to as Obamacare, as well as a majority wanting it repealed, a newly released CNN/ORC International poll also finds that a majority, 54 percent, are still opposed to Obamacare, over three years after it was signed into law.

 According to the poll, 43% of the public says it supports the health care law, a figure that's mostly unchanged in CNN polling since the measure was passed in 2010 by a Congress then controlled by Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama. Fifty-four percent of those questioned say they oppose the law, also relatively unchanged since 2010.

The survey indicates that 35% oppose the health care law because it's too liberal, with 16% saying they oppose the measure because it isn't liberal enough.

The wide partisan divide over the law remains. Nearly three quarters of Democrats say they favor the Affordable Care Act. That number drops to 16% among Republicans.

Looking at the history of polling on Obama and Democrats' Health Care Plan at Real Clear Politics (scroll down at the link), the majority of polling conducted from before passage in 2010, showed Americans opposed to the law then, as they still are now.

The CNN poll was conducted May 17-18, right after the GOP-controlled House voted along party lines to repeal the entire law, the third time House Republicans have voted to overturn the measure over the past three years. As with the previous attempts, the bill is expected to die in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

With even Democrats that voted for Obamacare attempting to distance themselves from their vote, expressing concerns and publicly making statements calling the implementation a potential "train wreck," with unions who supported Obama and Obamacare now coming out against it and some calling for repeal, as well as reports showing premiums spiking and a seven foot high stack of Obamacare regulations, not to mention the taxes associated with the mammoth law, there is not much chance the polling numbers are going to improve in the near future.