56% Support Repeal of Health Care Law

Rasmussen Reports

Support for repeal of the recently-passed national health care plan is proving to be just as consistent as opposition to the plan before it was passed.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of likely voters nationwide favor repeal, while 41% are opposed. Those figures include 48% who Strongly Favor repeal and 29% who Strongly Oppose it.

Over the past four weeks, support for repeal has remained in a very narrow range from a low of 54% to a high of 58%.

Forty percent (40%) now believe repeal is at least somewhat likely, up two points from a week ago. Forty-nine percent (49%) say it’s not likely. This include just 15% who see repeal as Very Likely and 12% who say it’s Not at All Likely.

Just 35% of voters believe the new health care law will be good for the country, while 52% believe it will be bad. These numbers have changed little since the March 21 House vote to pass the health care bill. Prior to passage of the law, Scott Rasmussen wrote a Wall Street Journal column explaining “Why Obama Can’t Move the Health Care Numbers.”

Rasmussen Reports will track support for the repeal effort on a weekly basis for as long as it remains a significant issue. New updates will be released each Monday morning.

Each Monday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, Rasmussen Reports will release new updates on the Generic Congressional Ballot. The health care issue is likely to be a key factor is this year’s congressional elections. Currently, most voters recognize that the “Party of No” refers to the Republican Party and the GOP holds a solid advantage in terms of voter preference.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans and 55% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor repeal. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Democrats are opposed.

Forty-five percent (45%) of Republicans say repeal is at least somewhat likely. So do 43% of unaffiliated voters. As for Democrats, 51% say repeal is not likely to happen.

To read more, visit: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/march_2010/health_care_law

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