Partisan divide remains in support for health care reform law

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, May 30, 2011 20:18 EDT
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Voters in the United States remain divided along party lines over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010.

The latest telephone survey by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found that at least 51 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the law while 41 percent are at least somewhat opposed to repealing it. The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conduct on May 27 and 28, with a sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points.

Rasmussen polls have found that voters have been divided over the repeal of the law ever since it was passed, with support for repeal ranging from a low of 47 to to a high of 63 percent.

Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly favored repeal of the health care reform law while Democrats overwhelmingly opposed repealing it. Forty-eight percent of Independent voters favored repeal, with 42 percent opposed.

In February, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated by party-line vote of 51 to 47 in the Senate.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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