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Poll: 25 Percent Of Americans Want Obamacare Repealed

| by Ray Brown

Only one out of four Americans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, according to a new survey.

The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also found that fewer Republicans want to repeal the healthcare legislation. In November, 69 percent of GOP voters said they wanted to do away with President Barack Obama's top legislative victory. But Kaiser's new survey says that number has dropped to 52 percent, reported The Associated Press.

Kaiser CEO Drew Altman said the reason for the shift was that some voters just wanted to get “a protest vote off their chests, and they're done with that. They now have a more moderate position."

A closer look at the Kaiser survey shows that while only 26 percent of respondents want to fully repeal Obamacare, another 17 percent would like to “scale back what the law does,” resulting in 43 percent who would like less of the healthcare law affecting their lives.

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That's compared to 30 percent who want to “expand what the law does.”

But only 19 percent of respondents -- just one out of five -- are satisfied with the law and want to “move forward with implementing the law as is.”

With those numbers taken into account, Kaiser's survey is not so different from what a Gallup poll found in September, two months before the election.

With the election still very heated and partisanship at a high point of the election cycle, that poll found 51 percent of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, while 44 percent approved.

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Sources: AP, Kaiser Family Foundation, Gallup / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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