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#1241293 --- 12/21/10 11:10 PM Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal
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Rasmussen: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal
Monday, 20 Dec 2010 04:33 PM


For the first time since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare bill in March, a majority of U.S. voters believe the measure is likely to be repealed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52 percent of likely voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the healthcare plan will be repealed. Thirty-three percent view repeal as unlikely.

Those figures include 16 percent who believe repeal is very likely and 5 percent who believe it is not at all likely.

The number who view repeal as likely is up from 47 percent last month and from 38 percent in early April. Belief that the plan is likely to be repealed has been hovering in the 40 percent range in surveys since April but began to rise in late October.

Last week, a federal judge found a key provision in the law to be unconstitutional.

Fifty-five percent of voters now favor repeal of the healthcare law, including 40 percent who strongly favor it. Forty-one percent are opposed to repeal, with 31 percent strongly opposed.

Support for repeal has ranged from 50 to 63 percent in weekly tracking since the bill became law in late March. Last week, support for repeal was at 60 percent.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Dec. 17-18, 2010, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Forty-three percent (of voters say repeal of the healthcare bill would be good for the economy, but 33 percent disagree and think it would be bad for America. Twelve percent say repeal would have no impact, and another 12 percent are undecided.
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#1241321 --- 12/22/10 01:59 AM Re: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal [Re: Que]
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Originally Posted By: Que
Rasmussen: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal
Monday, 20 Dec 2010 04:33 PM


For the first time since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare bill in March, a majority of U.S. voters believe the measure is likely to be repealed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52 percent of likely voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the healthcare plan will be repealed. Thirty-three percent view repeal as unlikely.

Those figures include 16 percent who believe repeal is very likely and 5 percent who believe it is not at all likely.

The number who view repeal as likely is up from 47 percent last month and from 38 percent in early April. Belief that the plan is likely to be repealed has been hovering in the 40 percent range in surveys since April but began to rise in late October.

Last week, a federal judge found a key provision in the law to be unconstitutional.

Fifty-five percent of voters now favor repeal of the healthcare law, including 40 percent who strongly favor it. Forty-one percent are opposed to repeal, with 31 percent strongly opposed.

Support for repeal has ranged from 50 to 63 percent in weekly tracking since the bill became law in late March. Last week, support for repeal was at 60 percent.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Dec. 17-18, 2010, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Forty-three percent (of voters say repeal of the healthcare bill would be good for the economy, but 33 percent disagree and think it would be bad for America. Twelve percent say repeal would have no impact, and another 12 percent are undecided.


ahahahahahahaha... GOD i hope they cut social security retirement
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#1241331 --- 12/22/10 03:03 AM Re: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal [Re: Que]
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Why do you think the Republicans won the last election!

I can't wait for their next poll where they tell us most Americans think Al-Qaeda is bad.
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#1241389 --- 12/22/10 02:17 PM Re: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal [Re: Que]
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From the Christian Science Monitor

The Republicans' Congressional leaders are vowing to kill -- or cripple -- the Democrats' key accomplishment. But can they really deliver?

Rep. John Boehner says the healthcare bill enacted by the Democratic Congress "will kill jobs in America."

The Republican leaders in the House and Senate, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), have doubled down on their election pledge to repeal the Democrats' landmark health care reform bill. But even after their big losses Tuesday, Democrats still control the Senate and, of course, the White House. Are Boehner and McConnell making empty threats, or can they really find a way to defeat President Obama's signature domestic achievement?

Republicans have plenty of tools: The Senate and the Obama veto are "formidable roadblocks," says Gail Russell Chaddock in The Christian Science Monitor. But Republicans still have "wide scope for delaying or derailing implementation of health care reform." And they'll use every tool — frequent, embarrassing repeal votes; endless House oversight hearings; budget maneuvers — because their new Tea Party colleagues will demand it.

"After big GOP gains, will it be repealed?"

The GOP's tactics will backfire: Every one of the GOP's proposals to weaken Obamacare "either increases the cost of health care and the size of the federal deficit, or has no effect on them," says The Economist. The GOP complains that Obamacare is a budget buster, but then wants to strip out the cost controls that pay for it. Voters elected Republicans to shrink the deficit, but the speed with which the party is abandoning its fiscal-responsibility mandate is "pretty striking."
"Republican priorities on Obamacare"

Republicans can't not try: If you "read between the lines" of what Boehner and McConnell are saying, says David Weigel in Slate, you'll see "the first notes of compromise" and signs that not even they "actually think they can achieve" repeal. And they can't -- but that won't get them off the hook with the Tea Partiers who gave them their big victory. So they'll try, and fail, and hope this "education through futility" will be enough.
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#1241396 --- 12/22/10 02:59 PM Re: Most Voters Expect Obamacare Repeal [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: sands
Why do you think the Republicans won the last election!

I can't wait for their next poll where they tell us most Americans think Al-Qaeda is bad.


It needs to be repealed for the simple reason that it is a complete and utter failure. If it was a success why do we also need to spend 7 bil more on the clean up crew for 9/11.

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