Rasmussen Poll: Most Americans Oppose ACA's Individual Mandate

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Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 10:13 PM

By Cathy Burke

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A majority of Americans are dead-set against Obamacare's individual mandate requiring everyone to obtain health insurance, a Rasmussen poll shows.

Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed opposed the individual mandate, the highest level of opposition yet, said the poll, which was released Monday.

The telephone poll found that 33 percent support the mandate.

Republicans registered the strongest opposition: 84 percent oppose the individual mandate; 57 percent of Democrats favor it.

Most people have bucked the individual mandate from the start, the pollsters noted, with 60 percent of those surveyed saying in November 2011 that the government doesn't have the authority to force the mandate.

In June 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the law's constitutionality.

The poll also found strongly negative opinions of the law itself.

Thirty-five percent favor a single-payer healthcare system in which the federal government provides coverage for everyone; 47 percent oppose a government-run healthcare system, down from 51 percent in November.

The survey was conducted Dec. 14-15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

In another recent survey, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that just 24 percent of uninsured people thought Obamacare was a good thing; half said they thought it was a bad idea, an 11 point drop in support for the law since September among the very population the law is intended to help.

The same poll also found that 56 percent of the uninsured say the law will have a negative effect on the healthcare system.

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