A majority of Americans continue to want President Obama’s government healthcare-takeover law repealed, according to the latest Rasmussen report. Week after week, more than half of likely voters want the law repealed. Forty-two percent strongly favor repeal, while only 30% strongly oppose.
With the latest controversy, we are reminded exactly why this law needs to be repealed in its entirety. The law had already trampled the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by forcing Americans to purchase health insurance simply for existing (luckily the Supreme Court will be deciding whether requiring people to purchase something on the condition of existence is constitutional or not later this year). The law also set up the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is a panel of 15 unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats charged with cutting Medicare costs. We all know where that will lead: a rationing of care.
The news gets worse and worse for President Obama’s marquee legislation. Polls consistently show a majority of likely voters favor the full repeal of Obamacare. Now, Gallup is out with this nugget:
Americans are less optimistic that the law will improve their family’s healthcare situation in the long run, however. Thirty-eight percent expect the law to make their situation worse, compared with 24% who say better. Thirty-four percent do not expect it to make much difference.
The bad news does not stop there, though:
The latest Rasmussen report continues to show a majority of Americans want President Obama’s healthcare takeover repealed. This is a percentage point less than two weeks ago, but now, just 38% of Americans want the law to stay intact.
This comes with another report, showing that now, 59% of Catholics disapprove of the job that President Obama is doing. This, of course, comes after the Administration forced Catholic institutions to provide free contraceptives, morning after pills and some abortion-inducing medications to their employees.
For the 29th poll in a row, a majority of Americans want to repeal President Obama’s government takeover healthcare law. This majority has been recorded in 87 of the past 88 Rasmussen polls on the subject.
Fifty-four percent of likely voters want the law repealed, up from 52% two weeks ago. Thirty-nine percent of those polled strongly favor repeal, compared to just 27% who strongly oppose. If President Obama wants to run on the populist ticket, and believes that polls are the best way to govern, then he should be listening to this poll.
According to the latest Rasmussen report, a majority of Americans still want President Obama’s government takeover of healthcare repealed. Fifty-two percent of likely voters favor repeal, including 39% who strongly favor repeal. Compared to just 30% who strongly oppose repeal, we see a continuing trend of Americans who want this law repealed and who think it will hurt our economy more than it will help.