54% of Americans Say States Should Have Right To Opt Out of Obamacare


Obamacare, unpopular as it ever was …

In the wake of the recent federal court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional, a recent Rasmussen poll  indicates that 54% of Americans says that States should have the right to opt out of Obamacare, while only 30% say that a state should not be able to. Also, 54% also state that states should have the right to opt out of portions of the plan they disagree with.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters now say individual states should have the right to opt out of the entire health care plan, up from 47% in December 2009. Thirty percent (30%) disagree and say states should not be able to do that. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.

Similarly, 54% think states should have the right to opt out of portions of the plan they disagree with, while 31% feel states should not be allowed to partially opt out. Again, 15% are undecided.

Obviously Republicans are against Obamacare while Democrats are mostly for it; however the real issue for President Barack Obama and Democrats is that independents are solidly against the individual mandate of Obamacare, are in favor of opting out in part or in full. The loss of the independent vote is what cost Democrats in 2010, while the same hold true in 2012? 

  • 66% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties are oppose to the individual health insurance mandate.
  • 60% of unaffiliated voters state they should have the right to opt out of the entire health care plan.
  • 57% of unaffiliated voters say yes as to whether states should have the right to opt out of portions of Obamacare. 

Ultimately, 58% of voters are in favor of the full repeal of Obamacare.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “54% of Americans Say States Should Have Right To Opt Out of Obamacare”

    1. Pat in Alabama on February 5th, 2011 8:33 pm

      Obama and the Feds had better take a lesson from Egypt. People will only stand for so much government misrepresentation and then they take to the streets. Perhaps we will see citizens opt out of the mandate individually, as in civil disobedience, like the sit-ins and street protests of days gone by. They can arest an individual, but it would be hard to arest a movement of half the country. Time to recall Alice’s Restuarant…

    2. Steve on February 6th, 2011 2:15 am

      The Tea Party, and the House Republicans will obviously want to fight these ideas and stop this kind of sentiment from taking hold. Because, as we all know, there is great respect, admiration, and adherence to the Constitution from these groups. It is clear that they will defend America from radical States.

      In Article 6 the Supremacy clause states:

      This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

      It is time for the proud and brave lovers of the Constitution to speak out and proclaim they will not stand for such illegal acts from any States. For this, we should all thank them for protecting the Constitution.

    3. Steve on February 6th, 2011 2:26 am

      “Ultimately, 58% of voters are in favor of the full repeal of Obamacare.”

      In my opinion, repeal is repeal; no adjective is needed to clarify it. The use of “full repeal” only seems to make sense when compared to another kind of repeal, perhaps “partial repeal”.

      As a matter of fact, the Rasmussen question used is: “Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?” Guess what; no mention of “full” for the repeal they ask about.

      For those who want more complete information on various poll results, where this claim is countered by more distinct poll questions, I recommend this analysis.

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