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Pennsylvania Voters Split Over The Affordable Care Act

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

(The state capitol in Harrisburg. File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new poll shows Pennsylvania voters are divided over the problem-plagued Affordable Care Act, although more favor keeping it.

The new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows 50-percent of Pennsylvanians surveyed favor keeping the Affordable Care Act.

But poll director Terry Madonna says he believes many of those who want to keep it want it fixed, and more significant, he believes, is the large number of people who want it scrapped altogether.

“The other side of that is 40-percent of people say it should be repealed. I mean, 40-percent say flat-out repealed — not mended, not fixed,” Madonna says.

The poll also shows 64% of Pennsylvanians support Medicaid expansion, but even more, 72%, support Governor Corbett’s proposed version that involves private insurance companies.

Still, only 19-percent believe Corbett is doing an excellent or good job, up slightly from the last F&M Poll in August.

By a margin of 44-to-42%, Republicans believe he should not seek re-election.

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