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Yet most say Repeal Attempt A Political Gimmick

UTICA, New York - Slightly more than 50% of likely voters favor repealing the healthcare reform bill passed in 2010, but by nearly identical  percentages, they say the upcoming Republican plan to repeal is a political gimmick to satisfy opponents of the bill, and do not believe it will succeed, a new Zogby Interactive Survey finds.

The poll, conducted from January 7 - 10, also finds that 59% of voters favor new House of Representatives' rules implemented by the Republican majority that generally allow more amendments and debate, and that a plurality (47%) agree with the Republican majority decision not to allow amendments to the bill to repeal healthcare reform.

Do you favor or oppose repealing the healthcare reform bill passed last year by Congress?

Responses

All Voters

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Favor

54%

15%

94%

54%

Oppose

43%

82%

4%

42%

Not sure

3%

4%

2%

4%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

The only age group that does not favor repeal is First GlobalsTM born since 1979, who are evenly split at 43%.

Do you consider the Republicans' plans to vote on repeal of the healthcare reform bill to be a serious effort to improve our healthcare system; or would you say it is a political gimmick intended to satisfy opponents of the healthcare reform bill?

Responses

All Voters

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Serious effort to improve system

38%

9%

69%

37%

Gimmick to satisfy bill's opponents

52%

87%

19%

50%

Neither

6%

3%

8%

8%

Not sure

3%

2%

4%

5%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Belief that this is a serious effort to improve the healthcare system increases with age, going from 36% among First GlobalsTM to 46% among those 65 and older.

Do you believe the healthcare reform law will be repealed?

Responses

All Voters

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Yes

26%

10%

45%

23%

No

54%

75%

34%

53%

Not sure

20%

15%

21%

24%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

First GlobalsTM are least likely to believe repeal will happen (18%), but the difference from all other older voters is less than 10 percentage points.

In establishing new rules for this session of the House of Representatives, the Republican majority passed rules to generally allow for more amendments on bills, and to allow more extensive debate. Do you favor or oppose these aspects of the new House rules?

Responses

All Voters

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Favor

59%

36%

83%

58%

Oppose

28%

48%

11%

25%

Not sure

13%

16%

6%

17%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

When the House debates repeal of the healthcare reform bill next week, the Republican majority will not allow the introduction of amendments. Do you agree or disagree with this decision not to allow amendments to repeal of the healthcare reform bill?

Responses

All Voters

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Agree

47%

15%

81%

46%

Disgree

41%

69%

12%

41%

Not sure

12%

16%

8%

13%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

 

Pollster John Zogby: "Republicans are committed to holding a vote to repeal healthcare reform, but the quicker they get this vote over with, the better for them. Independent voters may not like the law and want it repealed, but they also don't believe that will happen. They want action on the economy and on government spending and taxes, and want the new Congress to focus on that."

The interactive poll consisting of 2,067 likely voters was conducted from January 7-10 2011, and has a margin of error of +/-2.2%.  Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, and education to more accurately reflect the population.

 

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