August 16, 2013
- Likely voters support defunding 57%-34%.
- Independents, support for defunding 57%-34%, exactly mirroring the result in the overall sample.
- A large majority, 77% favor either a slow down in implementation or an outright repeal.
- Just 42% of Democrats fully embrace ObamaCare and 17% favoring repeal.
- The poll was conducted in ten Republican-leaning but not safe-Republican Congressional districts -- six presently held by Republicans and four by Democrats resulting in a sample fairly representative of the nation.
- If President Obama forces a government shutdown over the defunding of ObamaCare the blame would be share.
- Republicans should be much more concerned with the fallout of failing to defund ObamaCare than with the imaginary fallout of doing so. The poll found that a majority would be less likely to support the reelection efforts of House members who voted to continue ObamaCare funding while 48 percent said they’d be more likely to support a member who did "everything" they could to slow down implementation of the law.
- How unhelpful it is for Congress to accept the special deal enabling Members of Congress and their staff will be exempted from the impact of ObamaCare.
- The need to be careful about the rhetoric used during the defunding debate
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Thanks to Wild Bill for having me on the show.