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Poll: Fewer Americans Now Support Obamacare Repeal
ABC News ^ | 11/13/2012 | Z. Byron Wolf

Posted on 11/14/2012 7:30:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – repealed, according to a new post-election poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Obamacare was not the top issue driving American to vote, although nearly seven in 10 Americans cited it as a “major factor” in their decision choosing between the candidates, according to Kaiser. Voters who listed Obamacare as a major factor were evenly split between Republican Mitt Romney, 47 percent, and President Obama, 46 percent.

But only 33 percent of Americans now want to see the law repealed. Romney had pledged to repeal the law and replace it with new policy. 43 percent of Americans view the law favorably and 39 percent view it unfavorably, according to the poll.

Seven in 10 Americans also cited the future of Medicare as a “major factor” in their vote. Obama led among this group, 50 percent – 41 percent.

National exit polls conducted on election day found 26 percent of voters wanted the law expanded, 18 percent want it left as-is, 27 percent wanted to repeal some of the law and 25 percent wanted to repeal all of it.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bhohealthcare; healthcare; obamacare; repeal; socializedmedicine
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1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:30:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Or simply are becoming more resign in other words.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:32:02 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just wait until all those new taxes kick in.

People are so stupid though, they'll just assume it somehow has something to do with the Bush taxcuts, and is therefore...

...BUSH'S FAULT!!!

3 posted on 11/14/2012 7:33:22 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: SeekAndFind

We are a nation of Idiots and we deserve everything coming to us.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 7:36:30 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So 52% want to repeal “some or all” of it?


5 posted on 11/14/2012 7:37:29 AM PST by paglia444
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Just wait until all those new taxes kick in.

But people will REALLY like Obamacare once the long waits, lack of doctors, medical work performed by interns, imported doctors from the third-world, government bureaucrat denial of your care, euthanasia, and declining medical technology innovation all kick in.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 7:42:17 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

One frog to the other frog, “does it feel warmer in here?”


7 posted on 11/14/2012 7:44:05 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: SeekAndFind
They say in there that they had 1223 respondents ~ so, out of howmanyever calls that were made, 1223 people actually gave a response. With 91% of calls resulting in no respondents, that means about 13,000 calls were made.

You weren't home, or it said ABC, or it said KAISER, or it said PEW on your caller ID.

Abortion industry people, Feminazis and GBLT folks always answer these calls. Together they are less than 3% of the population, but by answering these calls they end up being 33% of the respondents.

Creates an interesting Leftwingtard bias to just about every poll.

None of the conclusions reported in the news release are valid, nor are they believable.

8 posted on 11/14/2012 7:44:27 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Which is why data analysis corrects for this.

Anyways - why is it when half the people support the repeal of obamacare it’s seen as a reason why we should dump these people. Hell no.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 7:47:07 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – repealed”

The American Broadcasting sub-Ministry of Truth.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 7:47:07 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just wait until they have to deal with THIS:

Is Obamacare too much work for the Obama administration?


11 posted on 11/14/2012 7:47:19 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind
LOL. Wait until the law really gets implemented starting next year. The increased costs of healthcare, the additional taxes, the individual mandate, the reduction in employer provided healthcare and being forced into government exchanges, the elimination of Medicare Advantage programs, the reduced payments to hospitals and doctors and the edicts from IPAB will cause Obamacare to be the albatross around the Dems necks.

Look for tremendous public pressure on Congress to lessen Obamacare's pain forcing the costs to skyrocket and add huge amounts to the national debt and deficit.

These current polls are nonsense. The pain of Obamacare is coming.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:50:24 AM PST by kabar
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To: tumblindice
ABC getting in a last little bit of propaganda before costs start showing up on peoples' radar.

Won't be long now folks.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 7:51:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Another Bullshit poll!


14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:55:14 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

And we’re supposed to continue to believe polls? Just like we’re supposed to believe elections are honest. Even the democrat pundits know this was rigged. Mathews and the rest at msnbc were almost to tears for a week before the election. They were just as surprised as anyone else. Then they got giddy, as did Megan Kelley, as soon as they figured it out.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:58:59 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Sorry, "they" aren't correcting for that particular bias ~ they like it fine.

However, if you push on too thin a sample with too great a bias, and ignore the fact you just disqualified 91% of your random sample calls, you are just making a sham of random sample techniques and theory.

This is called Augury ~ it keeps the goobers entertained ~ it should not be used to support one or the other arguments in the making of public policy.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 8:01:58 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Doctors bled Washington until he was too weak to survive and now Washington DC will bleed doctors until they are too weak to survive. Ironic ain’t it?


17 posted on 11/14/2012 8:02:23 AM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: skeeter

Once the `Affordable Care’ bureaucracy (administrators, support staff, IRS division—all with great salaries, pensions, benefits and federal employee work ethics) is in place, at that point we could cover it with garlic in its coffin, pour holy water over it and drive a stake through its heart ....

And It will just laugh, pull the stake out & snap it in half, then It will climb out & turn us upside down and empty our pockets.

“We’re in for some rough sledding.” Mr. Obvious


18 posted on 11/14/2012 8:04:23 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: skeeter

Just happened here. My rates went up 20%, prescriptions up 15% and coin/dedct went up.

Also, my doctor of 20 years informed me he’s getting out while the getting is still good. He’ll retire at the end of 2013 and he’s only 61 (many good years left to serve). He told me that he’s not the only one to get out of the profession. Some docs are tempted to form their own “health care club” where people buy memberships of 2k just to get into the door.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 8:09:42 AM PST by Kolath
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To: Terry Mross

RE: And we’re supposed to continue to believe polls?

I don’t know, but in this election cycle, the polls a lot of FReepers preferred to believe because they showed a lower Democrat sample vs Republicans were WRONG, and the polls a lot of FReepers ridiculed because they had a large Democratic sample vs Republicans turned out to be CORRECT.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 8:09:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Americans have come to accept socialism as their path of choice.

Can we please, forevermore, stop pushing the wildly false notion that America is a “center-right” country??? It`s center-left, plain and simple.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 8:10:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: throwback

22 posted on 11/14/2012 8:12:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Kolath

23 posted on 11/14/2012 8:13:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like liberal progressives...Win an election by 2% claim a false mandate and then keep promoting the lie that because you won the election ALL things you did not agree with before are now irrefutable actions that all want.

Dangerous liberal progressives...enemies of the USA.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 8:16:02 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

agreed. the belief in polls is now shattered. I won’t give them an ounce of credibility.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 8:17:59 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Biggirl

Yes more likely people are just tired of fighting it. With about 14 states opting out of it and likely more to come the monstrosity will probably die under its own weight.

Think of all the twenty somethings who just simply won’t sign up for it. Not to mention a lot of the rest of us. Its unworkable in its design.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 8:26:52 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

On the day that Bowman Gray Medical Center in Winston-Salem NC announced they were cutting over 900 positions.

Irony.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 8:29:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: All

We are divided as a nation, a 50-50 country.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 8:36:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

The 50% who approve of obamacare, expect to not have to pay for it just like they don’t have to pay for anything else. No taxes, food stamps and now free health care. Does like get any better.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 8:57:08 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: kabar

You know for a fact that the majority of the 47%ers believe that 0bamacare means that all medical care is free on demand.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 8:59:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Morons. I’ll be dead when the commissars control 100% and there will be no sympathy for the future seniors of AMerica who are now the youthful Obamazombies from wherever I end up. None at all. They’ve made their beds now they can pay for it.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 9:04:05 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t matter who supports it or doesn’t support it. With his pet Senate Obama now has the flexibility to do whatever he wants.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t matter now. It’s not gonna be repealed regardless of how many people disapprove of it.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 9:15:02 AM PST by Durbin
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To: muawiyah

That’s a variation of about 3 percent in a sample of 1200 people. Just simple math.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:15 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Durbin

Wow, good to know we have folks like you standing up for our constitutional, God given rights.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:58 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I did stand up for it by voting. But The Senate is not going to allow a vote to repeal anything, Obama’s not going to sign anything, and John Bonehead already admitted to submission. What do we do?


37 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:23 AM PST by Durbin
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks a$$hole!!!
38 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:21 AM PST by paul544
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To: MrB

There is a reason that the Dems put all the bad stuff after the 2012 elections and the benefits immediately. Elections have consequences.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 9:37:19 AM PST by kabar
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To: muawiyah
It's a variation of 3% only if the special interests answer the phone at the same frequency as the ordinary people ~ but they don't ~ particularly if they are tipped off about the survey.

If the special interests ALWAYS answer the phone and the ordinary people only answer 9% of the time, the special interests effectively create 11X the response rate for themselves than that created by the ordinary people.

That 3% becomes 11X 3%, or 33%.

40 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Durbin

We fight. Same as always. We write to them and to our governors to convince them to block it. If it is initiated - we refuse to pay.

What, is Obama going to arrest all of us for refusing to pay for Obamacare?


41 posted on 11/15/2012 4:45:57 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: muawiyah

“That 3% becomes 11X 3%, or 33%.”

The odds of that happening over this large a sample are higher than your chances of winning the jackpot at Vegas with three playboy bunnies over your shoulder. Twice.


42 posted on 11/15/2012 4:48:01 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Back to basics. There are normal people and there are special interest people. The normal people answer that phone 9% of the time and the special interest people answer that phone 100% of the time.

The polling firms have turned to allowing their selected targets to "Call Back" which means everybody who is called has a 100% chance of making connection with the pollster.

Those who neither answer the phone nor call back 91% of the time, are not queried. Those who answer the phone or call back 100% of the time, are queried.

The final results reported from these polls involve answers provided ONLY by those queried!

If your special interest group is as much as 1% of the population, you will end up queried by the pollsters at least 11 X more often than anyone who is part of the 91% non response group.

If there are three leftwingtard special interest groups, their combined 1% representation will be 3% of the total of the original 100% of people who are called, but it will be 33% of the total of the final 9% of people who answer.

So, what are the odds of being called? Actually they are very high ~ I get called regularly.

Word gets around on some polls ~ Gallup says that for the last year it has been asking for the sexual preferences of the people they contact. I don't think they could hide that long.

By all accounting all the Gallup campaign polls were the MOST in error.

No doubt!

43 posted on 11/15/2012 5:02:59 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Kaiser Family Foundation — a bunch of Leftists.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 5:09:06 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind

Soon enough the sheeple will discover how bad a centrally planned national health care system is, and things will get very ugly.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 5:20:36 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: muawiyah

“Gallup campaign polls were the MOST in error.”

Yes, they were +5 in the Republican’s favor. A fact that you mysteriously left out...

Anyways, since we’ve twice dismissed polls showing our side losing, maybe we’d better start paying attention to polls to tell us stuff we don’t want to hear.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 5:42:29 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, the people are sheep. (Someone famous said that). So we Republicans have to LEAD them to conservatism, not FOLLOW opinion polls.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 5:45:30 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
There's nothing mysterious about the Gallup polls ~ i simply reported what others reported. At some point provided I can get aholt of all the surveys I'll dig in and see what happened.

Could be ANOTHER minority group already knew about the value of always answering polls....... well, anyway, they'd be a larger group than the gays and that crowd wouldn't they. If we stipulate GBLT at .34% of the total population, that gives us 1.08 million potential targets ~ so to get 5%, which is 15 times as big as .34%, we'd need a body with about 16 million adults.

LDS only claims about 6 million adult members and other bodies claim LDS is about 4.4 million ~ so, if it were simply Mormons onto the game and boosting Republican responses you'd need another 11 million folks somewhere ~ so, where are they?

How about multi-line service. I have a number, my spouse has a number, the house has a number ~ actually vonage gives us a fourth number.

I'm not even a mormon, but that's an average of 2 lines each ~ but then there are the kids ~ and their spouses. Got at least 20 of them there!

The chance of us getting called are immense! So, anyone know how many telephone numbers each adult Mormon uses?

I suspect there's another source ~ as well as that one!

48 posted on 11/15/2012 6:04:38 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Not enough mormons to put them 5 percent off their polls, that several standard deviations off...


49 posted on 11/15/2012 6:08:30 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
NOTE ~ totally seperate issue ~ dismissing polls with bad news ~ no, i have been busy coming up with reasons to dismiss all polls for several years now.

This year virtually all the pollsters gave up simply reporting the data as they received it by calling people and began filtering it with OTHER information ~

In doing that they managed to destroy whatever value random sampling lent to any polls ~

I would have rather counted pigeon droppings on sidewalks ~ truly a random array ~ than accept any of these polls without a lot more information about them than any of the pollsters would tell us.

50 posted on 11/15/2012 6:16:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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