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Rasmussen: Most want healthcare repealed

Dec. 7, 2010 at 4:57 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Most U.S. voters favor repeal of the new healthcare law, saying they believe it will increase costs and the federal deficit, Rasmussen Reports said Tuesday.

A Rasmussen Reports survey indicated 56 percent of likely voters at least "somewhat" favored repeal of the healthcare law, including 43 percent who said they "strongly favor" it. Forty-one percent of likely voters said they oppose the repeal, with 30 percent saying they were "strongly opposed."

Fifty-six percent of voters said they thought the new healthcare law will increase the federal deficit, while 18 percent said the plan will reduce the federal deficit, and an identical 18 percent said it would have no impact, Rasmussen said.

Fifty-seven percent of voters said they thought the cost of healthcare will rise under the new plan. A scant 17 percent said they thought costs will fall, while 20 percent said costs would remain about the same, the survey showed.

Results indicated only 21 percent of voters believe quality of care will improve under the new plan, while 52 percent believe quality will worsen.

Rasmussen said 34 percent of voters said the healthcare law will be good for the United States while 54 percent said the new law will be bad for the country.

Results are based on a national survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Sunday and Monday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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