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Americans in Poll Say Obama’s Health-Care Law Amounts to Tax
San Francisco Chronicle

A majority of U.S. voters consider Barack Obama’s health-care law to be a tax increase, leaving the president to defend an election-year vow not to raise levies on the middle class, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

By a margin of 55 percent to 36 percent, respondents said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amounts to a tax increase. Participants were less sure of what they thought about the future of the law, saying 48 percent to 45 percent that the U.S. Supreme Court was right to uphold it, while also saying 49 percent to 43 percent that Congress should repeal it.

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