The public’s common sense appears to trump White House political posturing: a national poll of 661 registered voters find that seven-out-of-10 say that a one-year delay for Obamacare is a good idea. The numbers: 55 percent of the voters “strongly favor” a delay in enforcing the health care law’s individual mandate, while 15 percent “somewhat favor” it.
Meanwhile, 14 percent “strongly oppose” the delay while 9 percent “somewhat oppose” it.
The survey was conducted by Public Opinion Strategy for Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies from Oct. 27-29.
“President Obama’s dramatically incompetent rollout of this law has created a situation where we need to hit the pause button and delay Obamacare for a year,” says Crossroads GPS communications director Jonathan Collegio. “Congress should immediately pass, and the president should sign, a one year delay of this law. To do otherwise would put pride in a failed policy above common sense.”
And the question the survey posed to respondents:
“As you may know, the Obamacare law requires individuals to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty in the form of a tax. However, because of the significant problems that have been reported with launching Obamacare and difficulties people have experienced in signing up for coverage, would you favor or oppose a delay of one year in enforcing the new requirements for individuals, including the tax penalty?”