Poll: Minority Of Voters Wants To Repeal Obamacare

AP

A minority of voters nationwide support the GOP’s call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to poll findings released Wednesday. 

The survey conducted by Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner showed that 58 percent of voters want the health care law implemented and then fixed, compared with only 38 percent who share the view held by many Republicans that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced. 

Thirty-eight percent of voters said they oppose the law because it goes too far, while 45 percent said they favor it and eight percent said they oppose it because it does not go far enough.

The government shutdown and the threat of default stemmed from GOP opposition to the Affordable Care Act, namely a campaign led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund the law.

According to the Democratic poll, 47 percent of voters in GOP-controlled congressional districts say they are less likely to support their Republican incumbents. It’s perhaps the latest piece of polling evidence that Republicans paid a political price for the shutdown and the flirtation with default.

 

This post has been updated.

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