Only about 2 in 10 Americans favour total repeal of Obama's healthcare reform

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Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Most Americans don't want President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms legislation to be repealed entirely.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday found that only 18 percent (about two in ten) are in favor of completely ejecting the health care overhaul passed last year, which Republicans dubbed "Obamacare."

Fifty percent of those polled said they are opposed the law.

Views on the issue are severely split along party lines.

Three-quarters of Democrats support the law, according to ABC News, while 80 percent of Republicans oppose it.

Furthermore, Republicans polled largely said they anticipate negative consequences of the legislation, while most Democrats expect positive effects.

However even among those who said they don't support the law, only 33 percent favored a flat-out repeal. Thirty-five percent said they'd like to see a partial repeal, while 30 percent voted for a "wait-and-see approach."

The poll comes just as the House of Representatives resumed debate on the health care repeal bill, which had been halted in the wake of the attack on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. (ANI)

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