WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revere America, a grassroots organization dedicated to finding free-market solutions to national problems, today announced the results of a national poll that shows that most Americans continue to oppose the new health care law.
In a poll conducted late last month by Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, 51 percent say they favor repeal and 41 percent say they oppose repeal. Among independent voters, 52 percent support repeal and 36 percent don't. In addition, among all of those surveyed, 44% strongly favor eliminating the law and 31% strongly oppose eliminating it.
The majority support for repeal found in the survey is consistent with Revere America's position that the law should be repealed and replaced with more market-based approaches that would solve the real health care challenges facing America. The survey's findings were discussed by the pollsters and Revere America officials today at 2:30 p.m. eastern time.
"In general, the voters remain as skeptical about the health care law as they were when it was first enacted last year," said Marianne R. P. Zuk, president and CEO of Revere America. "That finding gives us hope that Congress will follow the voters' wishes to repeal the current law and work diligently to develop and pass alternatives. We, at Revere America, are encouraged and will press ahead – with the backing of our 1.1 million petition signers and in concert with our allies – to search for new and better ways to improve the health care system. We must protect and preserve the doctor patient relationship, promote competition and provide incentives for innovation. We need to repeal this law and work together to reduce health care costs and improve the quality of patient care."
The poll's findings include:
- 52 percent of voters oppose the health care law, 40 percent strongly. By contrast, 41 percent support the law and only 22 percent say they support it strongly.
- 55 percent say that the health care law will cause health costs to go up and lead to a higher federal budget deficit. 53 percent say they expect state-government spending to rise as a result of the law.
- 82 percent of Republicans favor repeal of the health care law, while 72 percent of Democrats oppose repeal.
- Men are far more opposed to the law than women. For example, 62 percent of retired men oppose the law; 57 percent of retired women support it.
- 53 percent of independent voters oppose the law; 36 percent support it.
- People who work for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are much more likely than other people to fear that the new law will lead to the loss of their current health coverage.
- Voters continue to pay attention to the issue and are well informed about it. Roughly four-fifths of Americans have heard about recent court decisions and votes in Congress about the health care law.
The survey was conducted Feb. 17-21 among 800 registered voters. Its margin of error is plus/minus 3.46 percent.
Please find the poll's results at www.revereamerica.org.
Revere America is a 501 (c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing common sense public policies that will once again make America secure and prosperous for generations to come. More information about Revere America, its national petition drive and the "Pledge to Win" campaign is available at www.revereamerica.org.
SOURCE Revere America