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March 29, 2010

Obergruppenführer McPollster: One Week Later, 54% Favor Repeal of ObamaCare

I was a little worried that if ObamaCare passed, people would quickly adjust their thinking and tell themselves "it's not so bad, I guess I can live with it." But with a new story every day of some unanticipated evil lurking in the bill, people aren't ready to forgive and forget (yet):

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.

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.

Forty-nine percent (49%) believe the new law will reduce the quality of care. Sixty percent (60%) believe it will increase the federal budget deficit. Those numbers are consistent with expectations before the bill was passed.

The President says that if Republicans want to run against the bill, we should "bring it on." I agree. The House in November 2010. The Senate in November 2012. The 45th President of the United States should be ready to sign repeal legislation on January 21, 2013.


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