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Thursday, July 12, 2012

QUINNIPIAC: Health Care Law Is A Tax Hike; Most Want Arizona-Type Immigration Law

American Voters Say Health Care Law Is A Tax Hike, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Want Arizona-Type Immigration Law In Their State

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a tax hike, American voters say 55 - 36 percent, but in a mixed message, voters agree 48 - 45 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law, while they say 49 - 43 percent that the U.S. Congress should repeal it, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

A total of 55 percent of American voters say a presidential candidate's position on health care is "extremely important" or "very important" to their vote in November, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. While 59 percent say the Supreme Court decision will not affect their vote, 27 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for President Barack Obama, while 12 percent say more likely. Independent voters say less likely 27 - 9 percent.

American voters split 48 - 47 percent on whether people should be required to have health insurance. Opposed are Republicans 76 - 19 percent and independent voters 51 - 43 percent, while Democrats support the mandate 79 - 16 percent. Men oppose the mandate 50 - 45 percent, while women support it 50 - 45 percent.

"President Barack Obama has worked mightily to avoid the 'T' word, but most American voters say the ACA is in effect a tax hike," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "The big question is whether the Republicans can sell the idea to voters that the president's Affordable Care Act breaks his promise not to raise taxes on those who make less than $250,000. That's why what voters believe on this issue matters." (Continues)

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