Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poll: More Americans Favor Affordable Care Act, Don't Want it Scrapped

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

While the U.S. Supreme Court dissects the Affordable Care Act and its constitutionality, a new poll by CNN/ORC International indicates that the majority of Americans don't want the high court to completely overturn the current law.

Nearly 25 percent of Americans surveyed said they wanted the Supreme Court to leave the bill untouched; 43 percent of respondents believed some parts of the Affordable Care Act should be overturned, and 30 percent wanted the bill completely overturned.

In fact, the recent survey found that the majority of those surveyed thought the nation's economy and the federal budget deficit were much more important issues, by wide margins. Fifty-three percent of Americans said the economy was the most critical issue, compared to 20 percent saying the deficit was important, and only 11 percent cited health care.

The poll found growing support for the new changes to the country's health care system. Forty-three percent said they favored the Affordable Care Act, compared to 38 percent last November and 37 percent in March 2011.

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