Health Care Voters Overwhelming Favor Repealing Obamacare
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The Kaiser Family Foundation polled 1,502 adults ages 18 and older, including 1,017 adults who say they voted, in the days after last Tuesday’s election. KFF allowed respondents to name, in their own words, the biggest factors influencing their vote for Congress. The top response was economy/jobs (29%), followed by voting for or against a specific party (25%), and then voting for a specific candidate (21%). Health care came in fourth at 17%.
But among those voters who said health care was the top factor influencing their vote, repealing all or parts of Obama was extremely popular. A full 71% of health care voters either want to repeal Obamacare entirely (45%) or repeal parts of the law (26%). Only 11% of health care voters (and only 16% of all voters) want to leave the law as is. Obamacare is not very popular among the entire population either KFF reports:
Just a quarter of the public (25 percent) now says they expect their own families to be better off under the health reform law, which is the lowest share since KFF began tracking this question. About a third each continue to think their own family will be worse off under the law (31 percent) or that it won’t make much difference (34 percent). The public remains split on whether the country as a whole will be better (38 percent) or worse off (36 percent) under the law, while 16 percent say it won’t make much difference.
You can read The Heritage Foundation Guide to Repealing Obamacare, here.