Poll: Only 18 Percent Support Full Repeal Of Health Law
January 19, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— House Republican leaders want you to believe that they were given an electoral mandate to repeal the health care reform law. But a new poll says otherwise. The ABC News-Washington Post poll found that although those polled are nearly evenly split on the health reform law as a whole, only a small percentage, of just 18 percent of Americans, favor repealing the entire Affordable Care Act. But House Republicans went full steam ahead today, voting to repeal the health law, in a bill they dubbed “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.”
The repeal vote today was a political stunt. It’s not expected to even make it to the floor of the Senate. And even if it somehow passed through the Senate, President Obama would strike it down with his mighty veto pen.
The ABC News-Washington Post found that a growing plurality of Americans support the health reform law. The poll found that 50 percent of Americans oppose the health care reform law overall, while 45 percent support it. That’s a small jump from last month’s numbers of 52 opposed with 43 percent in favor.
The results also indicated that the GOP’s misinformation campaign against the health law has had an impact.
“Forty-six percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll think the law is likely to cut jobs, 8 points more than think it’ll create them. More, 54 percent think it’s more apt to hurt than help the economy. And 62 percent see it as increasing rather than decreasing the federal deficit.”
The Affordable care Act will cut the federal deficit. It is not a job killer and reform will help rather than hurt the economy. But until the law becomes fully implemented, the anti-health reform propaganda machine will continue to misinform and confuse the public.
But the one thing most Americans are sure of, is that they do not want the entire bill scrapped.
“For all that, fewer than four in 10 — 37 percent — favor repealing all or parts of the law; the rest either support it, or want to wait and see. And just 18 percent favor repealing it entirely, as the Republican leadership in Congress seeks to do.”