Poll: Republicans less supportive of Obamacare repeal since election

Posted by | December 1, 2016 09:51 | Filed under: Politics

Be careful what you ask for. As possible repeal becomes closer, it’s not what many Republicans want.

Jonathan Cohn at the Huffington Post noticed something interesting in a new Obamacare poll: Republican voters might be backing away from full Obamacare repeal.

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s new Affordable Care Act poll shows that the country still remains pretty divided on what should happen to Obamacare. Twenty-six percent of Americans want to see the law repealed; 19 percent say it should stay as it is. Another 30 percent think the law should be expanded — and 17 percent want it scaled back…

But the most interesting finding was that support for full repeal might be going down in the wake of the election. Before November 8, 69 percent of Republican voters said they wanted the entire law repealed. But that has declined to 52 percent in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory.

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8 responses to Poll: Republicans less supportive of Obamacare repeal since election

  1. mea_mark December 1st, 2016 at 09:56

    Talking point, meet reality, reality, meet talking point. Oops, you two weren’t ever supposed to meet.

  2. arc99 December 1st, 2016 at 10:59

    Obamacare is ok as long as the white guy is running it.

    That’s America…

    • mistlesuede December 1st, 2016 at 11:05


    • nastythinkingwomanmillstone December 1st, 2016 at 12:39

      Romneycare in MA had big support. Further proof that you are right.

  3. arc99 December 1st, 2016 at 13:11

    I do not usually link to opinion pieces since they do not prove anything other than the opinion of the author.

    But this article over at crooksandliars raises a good point worthy of discussion.

    Basically it is saying that the die-hard GOP base will accept whatever happens, regardless of how much they are personally hurt. If so, that is indeed frightening. What do you do when a significant part of the electorate is so blind and misinformed, they will consistently vote to slit their own throats?

    The article quotes one person discussing the EPA as saying that “a little pollution” is the price we pay for free enterprise.



    Yes, Many Trump Voters Are Going To Lose Their Healthcare. No, They’re Not Going To Blame Him.

  4. Willys41 December 1st, 2016 at 18:58

    If it’s called “Obamacare” people don’t like it. If it’s the “Affortable Care Act” everybody loves it. So basically America is a ship of ignorant fools who don’t know the first F-ing thing about anything — just like their “president-elect.”

  5. fahvel December 2nd, 2016 at 04:19

    It’s like trying to attach a seatbelt while already being smothered by an air bag and taking ones head out of the windscreen.

  6. bpollen December 2nd, 2016 at 04:51

    If my back of envelope math is correct, that’s a 25% collapse in support of full repeal.

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