53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law As Expectation of Repeal Hits New High

A majority of American voters continue to favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress last year and the number who expect repeal has reached a new high.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, while 39% at least somewhat oppose it. This includes 40% who Strongly Favor repeal and 29% who are Strongly Opposed.

Fifty-three percent (53%) also believe that it is at least somewhat likely the law will be repealed. That’s a seven point jump from a month ago and the highest expectation of repeal yet measured. As with all such jumps, it remains to be seen whether this is the start of a new trend or merely statistical noise. Only 30% consider repeal unlikely, while 17% are not sure.

Still, the overwhelming sense about whether the law will be repealed is uncertainty. Only 17% say repeal is Very Likely and 6% believe it is Not At All Likely. That means three-out-of-four Americans (77%) are less certain of the outcome.

The numbers concerning the health care law have changed little since it was passed last year. A majority of voters have favored repeal every week but one since it was passed and even in the one exception a plurality favored repeal. The number of voters supporting repeal has ranged from 47% to 63% in that time period.

The dynamics have remained the same as well, with most Republicans and unaffiliated voters favoring repeal while most Democrats are opposed.

Older voters are more supportive of repeal than younger voters. The number who Strongly Favor repeal has consistently been higher than the number of Strongly Oppose it.


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One Response to 53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law As Expectation of Repeal Hits New High

  1. ccr says:

    Glad to see those figures! With Romney’s strong promise that if he’s POTUS, he will repeal it, we need to make sure there is a strong House and Senate to get that done!

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