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Obamacare Repeal — April 2017 Poll

May 3, 2017



Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters if the Affordable Care Act should be repealed. We also asked about their own health insurance coverage. The questions and responses are as below:

Now I am going to read you two opinions on what should happen to the Affordable Care Act, also called “ObamaCare,” and I would like you to tell me which most closely reflects your position on what should happen with it. Even if neither opinion is exactly what you want, please tell me which one you MOST agree with …

35%     The entire law should be repealed.

22%     The entire law should stay exactly as is.

36%     Keep some/ Keep the good/ Get rid of the some/ Change only bad parts (VOLUNTEERED)

2%       Other/ Something else

4%       Unsure/ Need more info/ Don’t Know

1%       Refused

Which of the following best describes how your health insurance coverage…

27%     Medicare

4%       Medicaid

9%       I have insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace/ ObamaCare

46%     My insurance is provided by my employer

4%       I do not have health insurance

9%       Other

2%       Unsure/ Refused


All questions and responses in the April poll, which covers a wide range of issues, can be found here.

This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken April 22-23, 2017.

For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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