Poll: Voters Back Representatives Who Support Stopping Obamacare’s Insurer Bailout

Obamacare by from The Weekly Standard, September 18, 2014

A new poll finds that 58 percent of likely voters are “more likely” to support members of Congress who vote to stop Obamacare’s taxpayer bailout of insurance companies.  Half of that 58 percent (29 percent) are “much” more likely to do so.  Meanwhile, only 15 percent of likely voters are “less likely” to support such members, with only 6 percent being “much” less likely to support them.  In other words, almost four times as many voters would reward members of Congress for voting to stop the bailout as would punish them for doing so.

These are the findings of a new poll taken by McLaughlin & Associates and commissioned by the 2017 Project.  The specific question was, “Would you be more or less likely to support a member of Congress who votes to stop the taxpayer bailout of insurance companies?”

In all, the poll finds that 73 percent of likely voters oppose the bailout.  It asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of having taxpayers bail out private insurance companies who lose money selling health insurance under Obamacare?”  Only 18 percent of likely voters said they approve of the bailout, while only 7 percent “strongly” approve of it — compared to 53 percent who “strongly” oppose it.

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