Skip to comments.Poll: Fewer Americans Now Support Obamacare Repeal
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A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act Obamacare repealed, according to a new post-election poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.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But only 33 percent of Americans now want to see the law repealed.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.
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Or simply are becoming more resign in other words.
People are so stupid though, they'll just assume it somehow has something to do with the Bush taxcuts, and is therefore...
We are a nation of Idiots and we deserve everything coming to us.
So 52% want to repeal “some or all” of it?
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.
One frog to the other frog, “does it feel warmer in here?”
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.
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.
“A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act Obamacare repealed”
The American Broadcasting sub-Ministry of Truth.
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.
Won't be long now folks.
Another Bullshit poll!
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
RE: And were 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.
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.
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.
agreed. the belief in polls is now shattered. I won’t give them an ounce of credibility.
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.
On the day that Bowman Gray Medical Center in Winston-Salem NC announced they were cutting over 900 positions.
We are divided as a nation, a 50-50 country.
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.
You know for a fact that the majority of the 47%ers believe that 0bamacare means that all medical care is free on demand.
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.
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.
It doesn’t matter now. It’s not gonna be repealed regardless of how many people disapprove of it.
That’s a variation of about 3 percent in a sample of 1200 people. Just simple math.
Wow, good to know we have folks like you standing up for our constitutional, God given rights.
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?
There is a reason that the Dems put all the bad stuff after the 2012 elections and the benefits immediately. Elections have consequences.
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%.
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?
“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.
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.
Kaiser Family Foundation — a bunch of Leftists.
Soon enough the sheeple will discover how bad a centrally planned national health care system is, and things will get very ugly.
“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.
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.
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!
Not enough mormons to put them 5 percent off their polls, that several standard deviations off...
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.
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