Majority want health law repealed or scaled back

A majority of people in the United States say they want ObamaCare to be scaled back or repealed altogether. 

According to a Gallup poll released Friday, 20 percent support a scale back of the law, while 32 percent back efforts to repeal it.

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That's just a little more than in mid-October, when 50 percent told Gallup the law should be scaled back or repealed.

 The relatively small change could be viewed as good news at the White House given the difficult last six weeks for the law. A faulty website rolled out on Oct. 1 made enrolling in the exchanges problematic, but the administration argues the website is functioning well for 90 percent of visitors.

More than half of Americans have believed the law should be repealed or scaled back since January 2011. 

Only 17 percent in Gallup’s latest survey say ObamaCare should remain the same. That’s a seven-percentage-point drop since the 24 percent who felt that way in October.

Ninety percent of Republicans want the law repealed or changed, the poll says. Democrats, on the other hand, want the law expanded. Half of independent voters surveyed say they want the law repealed or scaled back while 37 percent want it expanded.

A Gallup poll from earlier this week indicated a quarter of people who lack health insurance say they’re willing to pay a fine rather than enrolling in ObamaCare. Sixty-three percent of uninsured people say they intend to enroll in the health exchange.