AP Poll: Most Americans Believe Health Law Will Be Implemented

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Topics: Politics, Health Reform

Sep 26, 2012

The poll found that about seven in 10 people think the law will go into effect with adjustments. Some expect major changes, others, minor ones. Meanwhile, a new round of polls in the presidential contest finds President Barack Obama faring well in key states.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: AP-GfK Poll: Most Say Obama’s Health Care Law Will Be Implemented; But 7 In 10 Expect Changes
They may not like it, but they don’t see it going away. About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama’s health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Just 12 percent say they expect the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” to dismissive opponents — to be repealed completely (9/26).

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota Poll: Voters Split On Health Care Law
Minnesotans are evenly divided on whether to keep or repeal the federal health care law, with likely voters split sharply along partisan lines, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. About 46 percent of the state’s likely voters say they support keeping the Affordable Care Act, whose main tenets were largely upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, while 47 percent believe the law should go. Support was strongest among voters ages 18 to 34 and those who make less than $50,000 a year (Crosby, 9/26).

The New York Times: Polls Show Obama Is Widening His Lead In Ohio And Florida
For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state’s 29 electoral votes. Those fears are affirmed in the findings of the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls of likely voters in both states, which show that Mr. Obama has widened his lead over Mr. Romney and is outperforming him on nearly every major campaign issue (Rutenberg and Zeleny, 9/26).

The Washington Post: Post Polls: Obama Has Lead In Ohio, Edge In Fla., Hampering Path To Victory
With Romney lagging, Republicans face additional challenges down-ballot in the same battleground states. In the new Post surveys, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio holds a substantial lead over Republican Josh Mandel, giving Democrats some breathing room in a race in which outside groups have put nearly $20 million toward defeating the incumbent. Brown leads Mandel 53 percent to 41 percent among likely voters. In Florida’s Senate race, incumbent Bill Nelson (D) holds a 14-point advantage over Rep. Connie Mack (R), leading 54 percent to 40 percent among likely voters (Balz and Cohen, 9/25).

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