Poll: Voters Disagree With GOP Efforts To Repeal Obamacare

Instead of fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, a narrow majority of voters would rather keep the law and change it as necessary, according to a new NPR poll:

When each of the pollsters was allowed to fashion and present an argument for and against the health care law, the choice was between repealing the law outright (the Republican Party position) and amending it to improve it and moving on (the Democratic case). In this formulation, a narrow majority (51 percent) said they favored amendment, improvement and moving on. That position was also favored by voters in the battleground states, 53 percent to 44 percent.

The poll indicates that voters disagree with GOP efforts to repeal the health care reform law outright. Last week, the GOP-led House voted to repeal Obamacare for the 31st time, and Republicans pushed for their leaders to hold more votes to repeal the health care reform law. In a letter signed by half of the House GOP, Reps. Michele Bachmann (MN) and Jim Jordan (OH) said efforts to subvert “ObamaCare” have to keep going “until we are successful.”

Nina Liss-Schultz