Large Majority of Americans Support Individual Mandate Delay

Poll finds majority of registered voters want mandate delayed


An overwhelming majority of Americans support a delay Obamacare’s individual mandate, according to portions of a Republican poll. Seventy percent of registered voters support delaying the individual mandate. The Washington Examiner reports:

 Republican pollster Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies, in a survey conducted for the GOP group Crossroads GPS from Sunday through Tuesday, found that 70 percent of "registered voters" support delaying the individual mandate in the wake of problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Fifty-five percent said they "strongly favor" such a delay.

Meanwhile, 23 percent said they opposed delaying the individual mandate and its accompanying tax penalty for non-compliance; 14 percent said they strongly opposed. The poll surveyed 661 registered voters nationally and had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.