Several surveys have shown that more Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare (44%) than a favorable view (38%). Republicans have taken this statistic and twisted it to claim that Americans want them to get rid of Obama’s signature health care reform. Heck, the GOP believes this so strongly they even shut down the government over it.
Of course, just because someone has an unfavorable view of a law, doesn’t mean they want it repealed. Indeed, some people may dislike a law because it doesn’t go far enough.
And finally, a new poll shows that this is the case:
The Kaiser Family Foundation found that 47 percent of Americans want to expand (22 percent) or keep the law (25 percent). Conversely, 37 percent said they wanted to either repeal the law and replace it with some Republican alternative (13 percent) or repeal it without replacing it (24 percent).
My favorite part of this is the 13% who want to repeal the law and replace it with some Republican alternative. Don’t they realize that Obamacare IS the Republican alternative?
Next, I would like to see a survey taken by those people who want to repeal Obamacare without replacing it, listing the major features of Obamacare and seeing which ones they want to get rid of. Should be almost as much fun as when Jimmy Kimmel asked people whether they preferred Obamacare or the ACA.
According to Gallup, the Republican Party is now viewed favorably by 28% of Americans and unfavorably by 62%. A spread of 34 points compared to Obamacare’s 6.
Since the GOP is so sensitive to the will of the American people, as expressed in surveys, will they please just repeal themselves?
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