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The majority of voters do not want Obamacare repealed, by a large margin:

The Republican position on health care — led by Mitt Romney and embraced by nearly all the members of the party leadership — is to repeal the entire health care law passed by President Obama and the Democrats.

But that is not the opinion of the majority of voters, according to preliminary exit poll results. The survey shows that just a quarter of the people who voted in the election want to repeal all of Mr. Obama’s law.

About the same amount want to repeal only some of the law. And the rest want to leave the law as it is or expand it.

Republicans have argued for years that the health care law would be an albatross around Mr. Obama’s neck as he seeks re-election. They said the law’s broad scope would be seen by voters as job-killing regulations.

But the exit poll results back up claims by Democrats that some provisions in the law are very popular, and that voters would react negatively to the Republican push to repeal it.

Emphasis mine.

So 75% want all or at least some of it to remain. Ultimately unsurprising, but still heartening.

As someone who is uninsurable (too much to go into, but basically of good health with some unfortunate diagnoses in my past), I am really glad to see this.

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  •  would not happen anyway (4+ / 0-)

    even though mittens claims it's on his "day one" hit list. he said that to get votes. he cannot repeal it alone and a dem controlled senate would over go for it.

    the hit to the deficit if he could so it would be huge and millions of people already helped by it would be hurt...ain't gong to happen.

    still, good to hear the numbers against mittens doing anything are encouraging.

    thank God we won't have to worry about it.

    mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

    by wewantthetruth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:57:56 PM PST

  •  is this across the country? (2+ / 0-)
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    RumblyPumbly, FloridaSNMOM

    where were these polls conducted?

    It's REALLY good news.


    "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:01:55 PM PST

  •  Great news - I just posted it too (1+ / 0-)
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    RumblyPumbly

    Didn't see your diary - but felt good by the news and agreed it was worth sharing!

    "I mean, come on, they must think you're stupid!" - Barack Obama, Sep 9, 2008

    by archidem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:04:52 PM PST

  •  If this happens...Obama wins! (3+ / 0-)
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    RumblyPumbly, Supavash, FloridaSNMOM

    Exit Polls
    Here are exit polls being circulated by Republican staffers. They are based on waves one and two, except where noted.  

    Provided for your enjoyment only. It's probably best to ignore them.

    7:00 - Virginia - Tied

    7:30 - North Carolina - Romney +1

    7:30 - Ohio - Obama +4

    8:00 - Florida - Romney +1

    8:00 - New Hampshire - Obama +3

    8:00 - Pennsylvania - Obama +4

    9:00 - Colorado - Tied

    9:00 - Minnesota - Obama +4

    9:00 - Wisconsin - Obama +4

    10:00 - Iowa (wave 1) Obama +3

    10:00 - Nevada (wave 1) Obama +5

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:05:46 PM PST

  •  This speaks to a little theory of my own (3+ / 0-)

    That there are PLENTY of Republicans who are turning out who have chronic health conditions, pre-existing conditions, adult children who might stay on their policies, medical bankrupticies, large medical bills, facing limits, etc. who may be turning out to vote IN FAVOR of Obamacare.

    I wrote a diary about this possibility yesterday which got not one comment. It would be so ironic if a significant percentage of the vote was Republicans who want Obamacare - formerly Romneycare and are voting for Obama in order to get it!

    How delicious would that be? I would laugh my ass off.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:07:55 PM PST

  •  Exits....random (0+ / 0-)

    all the data we have so far matches the expectations set in pre-election polling, so hang on for potentially late night/early morning …
    - so far the electorate is shaping up to be broadly similar demographically to 2008 (on race, age, etc.), but, as expected, appear to be a shade more Republican
    - tons of lock-in, around seven in 10 say they made up their minds before September
    - no surprise, but economy is overwhelming top issue, none of the other three come close — true in national data and across all nine states we subscribed to.
    - voters are flipped from 2008 in their interest in a more active federal government. But the limited government sentiment may end up dampened from 2010
    - voters nationally split on what to do about “Obamacare,” with slightly more saying get rid of some or all of it.
    - indicators of the overall mood of the country are tilted in a far more positive direction that was the case four years ago, with more now saying things are going in “the right direction” and fewer now say the economy is deteriorating. As expected, the improvements are among Democrats.
    - The union vote may be headed to a record low, later waves of course, will give a better tally.

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:08:32 PM PST

  •  Exit analysis..... (0+ / 0-)

    The first wave of exit polling paints a picture of an electorate that is slightly more Republican than the one that helped elect President Obama in 2008.

    And, unlike 2008, more voters oppose an active federal government than support it. But, the mood of the country has improved from four years ago — with much of those gains coming among Democrats.
    The economy remains the overwhelming top issue for most voters — both in national exit polling and in the nine swing state exit polls that the Washington Post subscribes to.
    For all of the talk of the electorate swinging in the race’s final days — perhaps as a result of Hurricane Sandy and president Obama’s handling of it — approximately seven in ten voters said they made their mind up about a candidate before September.
    This analysis is based on preliminary results from interviews of randomly selected voters as they exited voting places across the country on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Some states included telephone interviews with early voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:10:51 PM PST

  •  Good! (0+ / 0-)

    And FoxNews mood 5 mins in: anxious, and mainly re VA.

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:13:47 PM PST

  •  CNN.....exit (0+ / 0-)

    According to CNN: 73% voters today were White, 13% Black, 10% Latino. Comparing to 2008 -1 for Whites, +1 Latinos.

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:14:51 PM PST

  •  CNN...exits (1+ / 0-)
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    Supavash

    prelim exit polls show that 56% of Ohio voters say Romney policies favor rich.

    Please proceed, Governor .....

    by TomK1960 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:16:27 PM PST

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