Rasmussen: Support for repealing health reform dropping
Rasmussen is widely believed to have a conservative tilt, so Rasmussen's latest finding that support for the repeal of health care reform is dropping seems particularly noteworthy:
Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the recently passed national health care law. The latest weekly Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey on the subject finds that 42% oppose repeal.
This is the second lowest level of support for repeal in 17 weeks of surveying since the health care bill was passed by Congress. It marks what appears to be a continuing downward trend in support for repeal since June. Last week, support for repeal spiked back up to 60%, but that may have been due to renewed publicity about the law as it actually began to be implemented.
There's no disguising the fact that the White House and Dems still have a ton of work to do to sell the reform law to the public: A majority supports repeal. But Rasmussen's findings do suggest that the trend is clearly moving against repeal. Indeed, the internals show that 42% now oppose repeal is the highest level of opposition in the couple of months since the pro-repeal movement kicked into high gear after reform passed.
This mirrors the fact that the public is slowly warming to the health reform law in other polling, too. This is happening even as both sides are engaged in a scorched earth campaign to win over the public as it seeks to reach a final verdict on the law that passed several months ago.
Republicans say the public has already rejected reform; GOP leaders are doubling down on repealing the law in its entirety. And support for repeal is still running high enough to give Dems and the White House heartburn. But nonetheless, the polls suggest that public opinion is still malleable and that the argument is far from over.
July 12, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
Categories: 2010 elections , Health reform , House GOPers
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