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Poll: ‘RomneyCare’ Overwhelmingly Popular In Massachusetts

By Alex Seitz-Wald

"Poll: ‘RomneyCare’ Overwhelmingly Popular In Massachusetts"

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During his presidential run, Mitt Romney has tried to distance himself from the universal healthcare plan he passed as governor of Massachusetts because of its similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but Romney’s law has been highly successful and, a new poll shows, very popular. The poll from WBUR, an NPR-affiliate in Boston, finds that 62 percent of Massachusetts residents support Romney’s law, while just 33 percent oppose it. Meanwhile, nearly 70 percent of respondents said they see Romney’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act as a political ploy — just a quarter think it’s based on substantive differences.

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