Poll: Majority Support Individual Mandate Delay

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:40 AM
Poll: Majority Support Individual Mandate Delay

As Senate Democrats seriously consider voting to delay the Obamacare individual mandate for a year, they can rest easy knowing the majority of Americans want a delay according to a new Rasmussen Report.

Just over half of U.S. voters still want to delay the requirement that everyone must have health insurance, but support for delaying that mandate is down, despite the ongoing problems with government exchange websites set up to provide health insurance.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Obama administration should delay the individual mandate because of the problems experienced by the health insurance exchanges. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree and oppose any delay in the requirement that every American have health insurance by January 1. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.