Polls: 48% Want Governor to Oppose Obamacare; 48% of Small Businesses Say Law Will Hurt

July 1, 2013 - 1:22 PM

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 48% of likely voters want their governor to oppose implementation of Obamacare, while a Gallup Poll shows 48% of small business owners say the new health care law will hurt business.

According to the Rasmussen poll conducted June 29, 2013, only 41% want their governor to support Obamacare implementation and 11% are unsure, while 48% want their governor to oppose it.

Likewise, 48% of small business owners say Obamacare is going to be bad for business - while only 9% say it'll help and 39% expect the health care law to have no impact, according to results of a Gallup poll released May 10, 2013.

More than half (52%) of small business owners say Obamacare will reduce the quality of healthcare their employees get - four times the 13% who say it will improve the quality.  Thirty percent say it'll have no impact on their employees' quality of healthcare.

Separately, 43% of uninsured Americans are unaware that Obamacare requires them to either obtain healthcare coverage or pay a fine, according to Gallup poll results released June 28, 2013. Eighty-one percent of those who already have coverage are aware of the requirement to have coverage.