Americans Want Healthcare Reform Repealed, But Don’t Expect Republicans To Succeed

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UTICA, N.Y. – A majority of American voters support repealing the healthcare reform bill passed last year by Congress, but an equal number believe that the Republican effort will fail.

According to a recent Zogby Interactive Survey, 54 percent of voters – including 94 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents – want to scrap the controversial healthcare reform bill. However, only 26 percent of voters belief that the repeal effort will be successful. Three quarters of Democrats, 34 percent of Republicans and 53 percent of independents believe the repeal attempt will fail.

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A majority of voters (52 percent) believe the repeal effort is a political gimmick intended to satisfy the bill’s opponents. Only 38 percent see it as a serious attempt to improve the healthcare system.

“Republicans are committed to holding a vote to repeal healthcare reform, but the quicker they get this vote over with, the better for them,” pollster John Zogby commented. “Independent voters may not like the law and want it repealed, but they also don’t believe that will happen. They want action on the economy and on government spending and taxes, and want the new Congress to focus on that.”

The interactive poll of 2,067 likely voters was conducted from Jan. 7-10, and has a margin of error of +/-2.2 percent.


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