Poll: 67% want Obamacare delayed, majority of Democrats agree
The bad news continues for President Barack Obama with yet another new poll showing still stagnant approval ratings and widespread rejection of his health insurance reform law after a disastrous rollout.
The poll, released yesterday by Fox News, found that 41% of voters approve of President Obama’s job performance, while 53% disapprove. Those numbers are virtually unchanged from October (41/53) and November (40/55).
Voters were divisive in their rejection of Obamacare. Just 38% said that they’re glad the law passed, while 54% wish it had never passed. Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters want Obamacare repealed.
A stunning 67% want a one-year delay of the law, including 54% of Democrats and 68% of independents. That was a proposal for which House and Senate Republican lobbied leading up to and during the government shutdown. The White House and Senate Democrats refused to concede any ground on the law, refusing even a delay for the individual mandate.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters believe that the Obama Administration knew that President Obama’s infamous health plan promise, recently named as PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year,” wasn’t true. Forty percent (40%) believe Obamacare will be repealed or defunded, up from 27% in October, while 54% believe it will remain the law, a 10-point drop since the question was last asked.
The poll of 1,027 registered voters was conducted between December 14-16. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 points. It was conducted by Fox News in coordination with Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw and Company Research (R). Some questions only measured the opinions of likely voters.