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Voters Strongly Anticipate Health Care Repeal In the House


Voters overwhelmingly believe the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives is likely to vote to repeal the unpopular national health care law.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that Republicans will vote to repeal the health care measure passed by Democrats in March. That includes 52% who say a repeal vote is Very Likely.

Only 12% of voters say a vote to repeal the health care law is not very or not at all likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey was taken Monday and Tuesday nights.

Rasmussen Reports telephone exit polling found that 59% of those who voted on Election Day favor repeal of that law, including 48% who Strongly Favor it.  This echoes what we have found in surveys every week since March.

Voters are less confident that taxes and government spending will go down with the GOP in charge of the House.

As Scott Rasmussen notes in a column in the Wall Street Journal this week, Democrats lost because they ignored the warning signs from voters on issues like spending and health care, and Republicans are well-advised not to make that same mistake.

Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade. To learn more about our methodology, click here.

The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 1-2, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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