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

WASHNGTON – A new national survey of registered voters by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) shows an overwhelming majority of 70 percent support a one year delay of Obamacare implementation, given the widespread problems with rolling out the program over the last month.

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?”

70% TOTAL FAVOR

23% TOTAL OPPOSE

55% — Strongly Favor

15% — Somewhat Favor

9% — Somewhat Oppose

14% — Strongly Oppose

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at jacollegio@crossroadsgps.org or (202) 559-6424.