Fifty-four percent of voters want President Obama’s health care law repealed, said a Fox News poll released Wednesday.
That’s compared to 41 percent who want to keep the law in place. The numbers are largely unchanged from a Fox poll in January 2011, when 39 percent wanted to keep the law in place and 56 percent wanted to repeal it.
Forty-three percent approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing on the issue, compared to 53 percent who disapprove.
Mr. Obama said during a Tuesday news conference that there will continue to be hiccups in the coming months as the law is being implemented, but he said deadlines are being met and “sky-is-falling predictions” critics are making won’t come to pass.
“I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there is going to be people who are nervous and anxious about, ‘Is it going to get done?’ until it’s actually done,” he said, adding “that’s pretty much true of every government program that’s ever been set up.”
But four in 10 Americans are unaware that the health overhaul “is still the law of the land,” with 12 percent thinking Congress repealed the law and 7 percent believing the Supreme Court struck it down, said a poll released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
That poll found that 58 percent of the uninsured and 56 percent of low-income households feel they do not have enough information about the reforms.
Thirty-nine percent of those polled in the Fox survey released Wednesday self-identified as Democrats, 36 percent were Republicans and 22 percent were independent/other.
The Fox News survey, conducted April 20-22, polled 1,009 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.