Voters Lack Confidence in Obamacare
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows more than half of likely American voters lack confidence in President Barack Obama's health care law and believe it will only add to the deficit and cost far more than expected.The health care law provides subsidies for low-income Americans who don't have insurance access from their employer.
The poll found 50 percent of voters view the health care law unfavorably, with 38 percent viewing it very unfavorably. The percentage of voters who viewed the law as favorable was nearly split at 45 percent, but only 15 percent of voters view the law very favorably.
Most voters -- 58 percent -- believe the cost of care will go up under the new law.Forty-eight percent of voters also believe the quality of health care will go down and 48 percent believe the law will increase the federal deficit. Eighty percent believe its at least somewhat likely the health care reform law will cost more than official estimates, with 54 percent seeing this as very likely.
Only a small percentage -- 19 percent -- of Americans believe the health care law will decrease the federal deficit, and 17 percent believe the new law will reduce health care costs.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted July 12-13. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
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