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Only 13 Percent Of Americans Support A Repeal-Only Plan, Poll Finds

Most want senators to work together to find a way to fix the current health care law. The survey also finds that a majority believe the government has a responsibility to ensure access to health care for all.

The Associated Press: AP-NORC Poll: Negotiate On 'Obamacare,' Don't Just Kill It
Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" absent a replacement, according to a new poll. Although a deep partisan divide endures over the 2010 Affordable Care Act, people may be less far apart on what policymakers should try next, says the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey. (Swanson and Alonso-Zaldivar, 7/19)

The Associated Press: AP-NORC Poll: Most Say Feds Should Ensure Health Coverage
Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left on the issue, with 62 percent saying it's the federal government's responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. (Alonso-Zaldivar and Kellman, 7/20)

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