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Which comes closest to your view about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare?
This is an online poll. You can find more info on its methodology here, and yes, Google did really well in 2012 in its inaugural surveying season.
Just like other polls, Google finds that the "repeal" crowd remains a small minority, less than a third of the overall population. As you'd expect, there is a gender gap—women are more favorable toward the ACA. Seniors and rural Americans are more likely to want the law repealed, young Americans and Urban dwellers want to expand it to do more (those categories overlap a great deal, obviously).
The results allow the export of the raw data, so we tabulated some additional crosstabs.
Only 9 percent of Obama voters want the law repealed, while 73 percent of Romney voters do. Surprise! Obviously, there's a huge partisan divide on the issue, but that's not news.
More interestingly, most Romney voters are pretty firmly decided on the law, with a low 12 percent "unsure." On the other hand, the jury is still out among 18 percent of Obama voters, suggesting that support for the law should continue to grow as partisans come home.
There is a wealth of data at the poll results page, so click through and see what else you can mine.
Some additional thoughts on the sample composition, below the fold.
Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT.