Democrats have been “strutting their stuff” ever since the White House have announced they have achieved 7.1 million Obamacare signups (yes we all know the 7.1 number is bogus but go with me here). According to a poll released by Rasmussen today despite the 7.1 million “achievement” very few voters consider Obamacare a success, and most think the law will be repealed if the GOP takes over Congress in November.
According to the report only 23% of likely U.S. Voters view Obamacare as a success so far. Twice as many (46%) describe the health care law as a failure, and 29%, say it’s somewhere in between. Interestingly the number remains low across all demographics except for African-Americans and Democrats.
Furthermore the number of people who deem Obamacare a success is low even amongst the demographics the bill supposedly helps the most. Amongst women only 20% consider it a success, seniors aged 65+ only 21%, household income >$30K only 26%, and income between $30-50K only 17%.
Given the problems with the new law, a plurality (44%) of voters still believes Congress and the president should repeal it and start over again. Nearly as many (39%) think they should go through the law piece by piece to improve it. Just 15% say they should leave the law as it is.
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Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will be repealed if Republicans win control of Congress in the November elections. Twenty-nine percent (29%) consider repeal unlikely. This includes 32% who think repeal is Very Likely if the GOP takes charge of Congress and just six percent (6%) who feel it is Not At All Likely.
Despite the administration’s announcement that it hit the 7.1 million number , 58% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of the health care law, and 53% believe the law will result in poorer heath care for them and their families. That’s the highest level of unhappiness since mid-November when news reports were focusing on the troubled rollout of the new law.
It looks as if the President has a long, long way to go to gain support for Obamacare.