SP&R Poll: PA Voters Disapprove Obamacare

Obamacare X heartGOP pollster Susquehanna Polling & Research just released the results of their latest survey of the Keystone State. By a margin of 60% to 27%, Pennsylvania voters believe that Obamacare will increase healthcare costs for businesses and consumers.

In addition, 53% of voters believe that the controversial law will have a negative impact on job-growth and the economy. 30% believe that the law is good for the economy.

In the same poll, Pennsylvania voters identified the economy as the number one issue facing the commonwealth. This is the sixth consecutive year that the economy has reigned supreme as the chief concern of Pennsylvanians.

Though the law is firmly in place for the foreseeable future, it could be an issue in the 2014 gubernatorial contest. Gov. Tom Corbett has thus far declined to enroll Pa. in Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid, something Democrats have fiercely criticized.

Despite these concerns about his signature domestic policy achievement, Pennsylvania voters supported President Obama over Mitt Romney by a margin of 52% to 47% in November. The president campaigned heavily on the successful passage of the Affordable Care Act.

SP&R polls skewed in Republicans’ favor in the 2012 election, showing races to be much competitive than they ultimately turned out.

The poll was administered between February 15-18 and surveyed 700 Pennsylvania registred voters via live calls.

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Poll, Presidential, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “SP&R Poll: PA Voters Disapprove Obamacare”

  1. BetterPollster says:

    Your headline needs work. There are no poll results on approval or disapproval of the law. You are inferring disapproval based on questions you shouldn’t use to do so. And I’d infer approval of the law from Obama’s win way before inferring anything from a poll done by Susquehanna.

  2. VoterMike says:

    Why does anyone use or listen to this polling firm anymore? How much money does this firm have to make from rich Republican donors before they give up? Get a firm that is little more than a push poll PAC!

  3. John BN Dunn says:

    This Research House is comprised of an all Republican sraff and they boast that they are sources for The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News, The Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck radio programs. Any bias here?

  4. Adam says:

    Did they poll Senator Tom Smith’s job performance while they were at it? What a sorry excuse for a polling firm.

  5. Cruella DeVil says:

    Did they ask the question using the term “Obamacare?” Probably.

  6. Observer says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLlolololol (gasp, gasp) lolololololol….

    Aren’t these the same chuckleheads who had Romney winning PA by 10 points?? Even RePUBlicans aren’t dumb enough to believe these guys! This is not even plausible as propaganda… but what a great laugh! Thanks!

  7. Adam B. says:

    Susquehanna cannot be trusted, period. Their 2012 polls were comically off, and they haven’t released the cross-tabs or sampling from this one.

    Come on.

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