Poll: Americans Split on Health Care Repeal

By: AP
By: AP

A new Associated Press-GfK poll of likely voters finds that they're evenly divided on whether President Obama's health care law should be scrapped or retooled to make even bigger changes.

First it was the health care overhaul that divided the nation. Now it's the Republican cry for health care repeal.

The AP-GfK poll found that tea party enthusiasm for repeal has failed to catch on, which may be a problem for Republicans vowing to strike down the law if they take over Congress.

Among likely voters, 36 percent said they want to revise the law to do more to change the health care system. A nearly identical share -- 37 percent -- said they want to repeal it.

Only 15 percent said they would leave the overhaul unchanged.


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  • by Loma on Oct 23, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    Health care for all is fair for those that are being turned away for illness's etc, diabetes, cancer and such. But the prob is that the ER's are swamped due to people abusing them for drug seeking, or using them as thier primary health care rather than thier doc, clinics or urgent cares for NON life threatening problems. That money has to come from someplace unfortunatly its those of us that contribute to society that end up footing the bill. Everyone deserves health care imo, but they also need to pay for it. So many say "i can't afford it", but yet have an iphone or droid cell phone bills over 150 a month, smoke 2 packs of cigs at $5 a day per pack. All that money could be used for insurance. Its about priorty folks. We need to stop being a country of I deserve this or that, when we don't work for it.
  • by Loma Location: Media lies on Oct 22, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    Demand the media to tell the truth. http://www.mrcaction.org/558/petition.asp?PID=26339836
  • by Cinnamon on Oct 22, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    I didn't get asked nor any of the people I know. Who are they asking, the people in Congress? Again, it's another ploy of the media and the "pollsters" just in time for the election. I don't want socialized health care. It's bad enough that my family's premium has gone up and I'm having to shovel out more money for less service.
  • by Douglas Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 22, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    Where do they come up with this BS poll after months and months of polling the majority of ALL OTHER POLLS across the country have indicated that the overwhelming majority 60% or higher of people want it repealed! No one asked me or any of my neighbors! No one at work here supports it!
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 22, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    IF that many Americans (who were polled) feel that Obamacare should be reworked somewhat or left as is, they don't know about the problems European Socalized medicine have. America (still) has the best medical care in the world. What is needed is tort lawsuit reform, which is THE factor that drives malpractice insurance rates through the roof thus drives the rise in healthcare costs. Leave the free market healthcare system alone. Put a collar and leash on ambulance chasing lawyers.
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