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New Poll: 70% of Registered Voters Favor Delaying Obamacare by One Year

An overwhelming majority of the American people support a one year delay of Obamacare implementation according to a national survey of registered voters by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies. Given the massive difficulties plaguing "Obama's signature legislative achievement", 70% of the American people would favor a one year delay.

The national poll of 661 registered voters, conducted by Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Crossroads GPS from October 27-29, shows that 55% of registered voters “strongly favor” a one year delay in enforcing the law’s requirements on individuals, while 15% “somewhat favor” a one year delay.

Meanwhile, only 14% strongly oppose, and 9% “somewhat oppose,” delaying implementation. “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,” said 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.”

The survey question is below: “Now, 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?

 “(IF FAVOR/OPPOSE, ASK) And, do you strongly (favor/oppose) a delay of one year in enforcing the new requirements for individuals, including the tax penalty, or somewhat (favor/oppose) this?”



55% — Strongly Favor

15% — Somewhat Favor

9% — Somewhat Oppose

14% — Strongly Oppose


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