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Poll: 56% of Americans Don’t Want Obamacare

Posted on the 24 May 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn


Dana Blanton reports for, May 22, 2013, that a Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that while 26% of voters say their health care situation will be better under the new Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, twice as many — 53% — say it will be worse.  Another 13% say it won’t make a difference.

Here are some of the poll’s other findings:
  • 85% of Republicans and 51% of independents say they will be worse off under ObamaCare, but nearly half of Democrats expect to be better off (48%), while 24% of Democrats believe they will be worse off.
  • Young voters and seniors are pessimistic about Obamacare: A majority of those under age 35 and those 65+ think things will be worse under the 2010 health care law.
  • Overall, a 56% majority of Americans want to go back to the health care system that was in place in 2009, including 30% of Democrats, 55% of independents, and 85% of Republicans. That majority cuts across income, gender, education, and age groups.
  • Asked why the economy is not doing better under Obama’s leadership, 49% say Obama’s ideas have been bad and too many of them have been implemented, up from 37% two years ago. But 41% still think Obama has had good ideas, and too few of them have passed.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,013 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from May 18 to May 20.  The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.



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