51% of Americans Support Repeal of Obamacare
According to a recent report by Rasmussen, a majority of Americans still support the repeal of President Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare. Support for repeal remains high overall, only once dipping below 50% since polling began when the law was passed in early 2010.
We have recently learned that the Supreme Court will most likely take up the constitutionality of Obamacare in this session which means a ruling could come next summer, in the middle of the 2012 election season.
Another poll, released by The Hill, shows that 48% of likely voters think it would be a good thing if the Supreme Court overturned Obamacare. Only 39% think that it would be a bad thing. 43% of 18 to 39 year-olds think it would be a good thing to reverse the law, which is surprising, considering this age group was specifically targeted by President Obama in the law.
It just goes to show that people know what this law will bring in the coming years, which has fueled fears about healthcare costs and access. Instead of doing what the bill promised, health insurance premiums increased by 9% last year and costs are still expected to rise over the next decade, even though the bill promised to lower costs.