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A mid-October AP-GfK poll asked respondents what they would prefer Congress to do about the new health care law. Fifty-seven percent say they want to either leave the law as is (18 percent) or change it so it does more to change the health care system (39 percent). On the other side, 41 percent wanted the law changed so that it does less to change the health care system (9 percent) or completely repealed (32 percent).
Then in late October, a CBS News/New York Times poll asked respondents if they favored repeal of health care reform: 45 percent said “No” and 41 percent said “Yes.” Those favoring repeal were then asked whether they would still support repeal if that meant “insurance companies were no longer required to cover people with existing medical conditions or prior illnesses.” That one question alone caused the pro-repeal group to shrink to just 25 percent. continue reading

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