Boehner touts poll citing Independent support for repeal

A majority of registered Independent voters support the GOP’s effort to repeal and replace the healthcare reform law, according to a new survey from a Republican pollster.

Fifty-four percent of Independents support the plan to repeal and replace the law, while 36 percent oppose the effort, according to a new poll from Resurgent Republic, which is headed Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and counselor to President George W. Bush.

Independents, considered a key political demographic, have consistently supported repeal and replace since the mid-term elections swept Republicans into power in the House of Representatives, the poll said.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) posted the poll results on his Twitter feed Wedesday morning.

The House will resume debate on the repeal bill Wednesday morning before taking up a vote by the evening. The House will vote on a resolution Thursday that instructs committees to consider pieces to replace the reform law.

However, the debate will have little affect on 50 percent of registered voters, who say their opinions on healthcare reform are firm, according to the poll.