The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to defund the Affordable Health Care Act. Do you support that decision?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:
Survey Shows Most Americans Against Defunding Obamacare
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NBCNEWS.COM - The CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 people across the country
conducted by Hart-McInturff, finds that, in general, Americans oppose
defunding Obamacare by a plurality of 44 percent to 38 percent.
to defunding increases sharply when the issue of shutting down the
government and defaulting is included. In that case, Americans oppose
defunding 59 percent to 19 percent, with 18 percent of respondents
unsure. The final 4 percent is a group of people who want to defund
Obamacare, but become unsure when asked if they still hold that view if
it means shutting down the government.
House voted 230-189 on Friday to adopt a short-term government
spending bill that would eliminate all funding for the new health care
law. The measure could lead to a government shutdown in less than two
weeks. The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4
percent, was conducted Monday through Thursday of last week. Full
results will be released this Thursday.
general, men are roughly split on the issue, with 43 percent supporting
defunding, 42 percent opposing and 15 percent unsure. But when the
issue of a government shutdown and default is included their support
declines: 56 percent oppose defunding and only 14 percent solidly favor
Women are more firmly opposed to defunding the new
health care law under any circumstances, with 47 percent opposed, 33
percent in favor and 20 percent unsure.
51 percent majority of Republicans generally support defunding with 36
percent opposed and 13 percent unsure. However, when including the
issue of a government shutdown and default, the picture changes: 48
percent of Republicans oppose defunding Obamacare, while 36 percent
However, a 54 percent majority of Republicans who
also identify themselves as Tea Party supporters want the new health
care law defunded even if it means a government shutdown – the only
demographic measured in the poll with such a majority.
who do not identify themselves as Tea Party supporters hold views
closer to those of Democrats than to Republicans that do identify
themselves as Tea Party supporters: They oppose defunding Obamacare 44
percent to 36 percent with 20 percent unsure.
are more troubled by the prospect of defunding Obamacare and shutting
down the government than the broader population. In general, they
oppose defunding by a slight plurality of 44 percent to 40 percent.
However, when the issue of shutting down the government is included,
opposition to the measure swells to 65 percent, while support drops to
just 14 percent.