Two different polls show a majority of Louisiana residents agree with repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Pollster Ed Chervenak says in a telephone survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, 66% of 776 people polled support the idea.

“The Republican Party has run on repealing Obamacare and they seem to have pretty strong control of the state and so that’s the sentiment of the public right now.”

Chervenak says the poll also found men are more interested in the complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act than women.

“Well women are more likely to be the caregivers in the family and so they’re thinking more about those types of issues than our men.”

A poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research found 56% of Louisianans surveyed believe President-elect Trump should repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new healthcare plan. But Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says 34% oppose the replacement.

“Republicans are optimistic but there is lot of apprehension by Democrats and especially the lower income Democrats.”



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