A majority of American voters continue to favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress last year and the number who expect repeal has reached a new high.
Fifty-three percent (53%) also believe that it is at least somewhat likely the law will be repealed. That’s a seven point jump from a month ago and the highest expectation of repeal yet measured. As with all such jumps, it remains to be seen whether this is the start of a new trend or merely statistical noise. Only 30% consider repeal unlikely, while 17% are not sure.
Data released last week showed that only 17% now believe the law will improve the quality of health care while 49% say the quality of health care will suffer. Most also believe the law will increase the cost of care and increase the federal budget deficit.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide say the health care plan will be good for the country. Just under half (48%) believe the new plan will be bad for the United States. Only two percent (2%) think it will have no impact while 12% are undecided.
The number calling themselves Republicans slipped from 35.6% in May to 34.4% for the month of June. For both parties, the current results are in the middle of a narrow range they’ve occupied for the first six months of 2011.
Voters not affiliated with either party inched up to 31.0% in June from 30.4% in May.
Over the past eleven months, the gap between the two parties has been two points or less with just two exceptions. Once, the Democrats had a bigger edge and once the gap opened wider for the GOP. Prior to the middle of last year, Democrats had consistently held a wider advantage.
What is of importance and overlooked is that more voters are aligning with Republican ideals as indicated by recent polls and overall mood of American voters.
The number of voters who Strongly Disapprove of the president’s performance increased two points to 38% in June. The number of voters who Strongly Disapproved has ranged from 36% to 44% since July 2009.
The full-month numbers show Strong Approval from 45% of Democrats in June while 67% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either party, 16% Strongly Approve and 38% Strongly Disapprove of Obama's job performance.
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