Poll: Majority favors healthcare repeal

A majority of probable voters favor repealing healthcare reform, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents favor repealing the legislation — the highest level of support Rasmussen has found — while 38 percent want to keep it in place.

Just about half of the respondents told Rasmussen they think healthcare reform means they have to change insurance plans:

Roughly half (51%) of those insured voters, however, say it’s at least somewhat likely that passage of the health care bill will mean they have to change their insurance.  That’s up from 40% in early July and the highest level measured in two months. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say it's Very Likely.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe it’s not likely they will have to switch their insurance. 

Democrats have made clear they'll combat calls for repeal by pointing to specific measures in the legislation that are more popular, like forbidding insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.