How do Americans feel about health care law?
Scott Rasmussen looks at poll numbers
- Duration 4:22
- Date Jun 27, 2012
Scott Rasmussen looks at poll numbers
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Are waiting a huge decision from the Supreme Court and the president's health care overhaul lawmakers and neither side of the aisle are talking a lot about.
What we the American people want and how we feel about this loss so we wanted to dig a little deeper into that question.
How does a country really view really -- the president's health care law.
Scott Rasmussen is an independent pollster and president ever Rasmussen Reports dot com so Scott -- is looked at this this question this week what of the numbers tell us.
It's a 54%.
Want to see this law repeal -- -- 39%.
Wanna see it upheld in general that the most amazing thing about this.
Is these numbers haven't changed for more than two years the week after the bill became law the numbers were exactly the same.
Republicans and unaffiliated voters want to see it overturned most Democrats like the law the way it is.
This -- got past the question about likely US voters at least some -- favoring the repeal that was the one where you have 54%.
That say that they favor the repeal all.
But how well did it change your -- and let's go had to put up the numbers if we -- -- from folks can get a look at that map on on on Scott's latest poll numbers.
Did it change -- when he asked a question about what's good for the country -- what's good for the individual does that change at all.
The numbers shift a little bit but consistently for the last two and a half years more people think it's bad for the economy more people think it's bad for the country at large this law.
Is seen as increasing the federal deficit increasing the cost of care and hurting the quality of care.
And you know what we can talk about the dynamics we can talk about specific aspects of it.
But the stability of opinion has been very strong and in certain things just aren't changing seniors people 65 and up those who use the health care system or anybody else.
Are among the most opposed to it.
Okay that we just showed a poll by the way from the Wall Street Journal that we didn't mention out.
So I actually -- explain that term here is because -- it's -- numbers up on the screen and none of us actually brought accepts.
So let's take a look at that NBC Wall Street Journal -- happens I'm Scott doesn't it.
It looks really helping it we can pull it back up again.
That basically we see some division in this poll.
About it whether or not -- you pleased or disappointed if you're gonna have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court ruling that.
The health care laws unconstitutional what do you make of the mixed feelings -- and and which way that's going to play.
Post the ruling.
Well the first thing is -- none of us know what the -- -- rule I could make up lots of scenarios about potential alternatives.
It's quite possible one up with something like we did on the Arizona immigration law a mixed results so we just ask your question generally how we gonna feel about something that you don't know what it's going to be.
People are gonna say -- when they wait and city.
Tomorrow when the court rules and the president responds and governor Romney -- respond then league and they get a clear sense of what's happening.
For the most part Americans would like they overwhelmingly want to see the individual mandate overturned there are some other parts the -- the people life.
That was interesting that you noted earlier in this interview that really the numbers haven't change over the last two years have that -- -- -- that was really interesting that we.
We haven't we seen some consistency now back in March you wrote that even if it survives a court if we -- -- -- the health care law -- Constitutional.
That the health care a lot is -- do you still believe that and why.
I do believe it this law will not survive more than a couple of years at the most.
If governor Romney is elected president he will bring with the Republican congress in one way or the other they will.
Repeal most of this lost 61% now believe we.
There's a challenge and that's because voters.
No they have more power when they act as consumers than they do when they vote for politicians and so.
They're going to be looking for more choice and this health care law gives them fewer choices -- decides what has to be in every insurance policy when 77% of Americans say.
They should have a choice between different types of policies.
And so one way or another this law will fail.
It's just a question of how and went -- his demise of the earliest could be tomorrow morning.
Just think -- I'm looking forward to that decision and the conversation after it thank you for rolling with us today.
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