President Barack Obama’s approval ratings might be going up; however, an overwhelming number of American voters still want to repeal Obamacare. In a recent Fox News Opinion Dynamic Poll, 56% of voters want to repeal the government take over of health care, while only 39% want to keep it in place. 61% want to either repeal in fill or parts of the law, including 68% of Independents.
Full polling data can be seen HERE.
As the battle over the Obama administration’s health care law is joined in Congress, most American voters are on the side of the measure’s opponents, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.
When asked to imagine being a lawmaker in Washington and having to vote on whether to keep the new law or repeal it, 56 percent of voters say they would vote to repeal and 39 percent to keep the law in place. Representatives in the U.S. House took that vote Wednesday and voted 245-189 to repeal the law (or 56 percent to 44 percent).
A majority of Democrats would vote to keep the health care law (67 percent), while over half of independents (56 percent) and almost all Republicans (87 percent) would repeal it.
Few voters see an upside to the new law. Some 18 percent of voters think their family would be better off under the health care law. Compare that to 14 percent who thought the law would help their family a year ago (January 2010), and a high of 22 percent who thought so in September 2009.
Once again Obama and Democrats need to fear the Independent vote:
If you were a lawmaker in Washington and were given the opportunity to vote
only on whether to keep the health care law in place or repeal it, how would you
vote? Independents: Keep the law in place 38%, Repeal the law 56%