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As GOP governors weighs their options on what to do about Obamacare funds, a new opinion survey shows that when it comes to states' rights, a majority of voters side with the states.
According to the latest telephone poll from Rasmussen Reports, 54% of Americans believe that states should have the right to opt out of federal programs. And on initiatives imposed without federal compensation, support for states’ rights soars even higher, with nearly two-thirds of voters insisting that states should be able to ignore the mandates. With this in mind, unsurprisingly, when it comes to the Affordable Care Act:
Fifty-four percent (54%) think states should have the right to opt out of the new national health care law or any portion of it that they disagree with, [while] fifty-six percent (56%) of voters say letting states compete to determine the most effective standards and guidelines would do more to reduce health care costs than having the federal government calling the shots. Most voters also continue to favorrepeal of the health care law as they have every week but one since its passage by Congress in March 2010.
As the debate continues to escalate over the constitutionality of Obamacare, the full analysis from Rasmussen's latest poll is available to view here.