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Sunday January 16, 2011

House Repeal of Health Care Reform Scheduled for this Week-Poll Shows Support Decreasing

House Repeal of Health Care Reform Scheduled for this Week-Poll Shows Support Decreasing

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With Republican House members scheduled to continue their efforts to repeal Obama’s health care reform this week, the intensity seems to be easing.

Right after the November congressional elections, opposition to the bill was at 47% with support at 38%. This week however, opposition was polled at only 41% with only 30% saying that they strongly oppose it.


The latest poll shows:

-40% Favor the Health Care Reform Law
-41% Oppose the Health Care Reform Law

-25% would like to repeal the law in its entirety.

-Among Republicans polled support for repeal has fallen from 61% post election to 49% now.

-43% say they would like to see the law changed so it does more to restructure the health care system. Less than 20% feel our current Health care system should not be changed at all.

The House is expected to pass the repeal measure, but Senate Democrats say they will block it from passing the Senate. Even if the bill were to pass both chambers of Congress, Obama has said he will veto it.

House Republicans say they will try to withhold funding for implementing parts of the overhaul, and then if the Republicans gain control of the Senate and White House in the 2012 election, they will have the opportunity to repeal the bill before the major provisions take effect in 2014.

The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Jan. 5-10 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. It involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,001 adults nationwide, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.