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Bloomberg Politics Poll: Majority of Americans Say Obamacare Should Get Time to Work

Thirty-five percent say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed.
Family practice provider Rodell Cruise uses a stethoscope to examine a patient in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Family practice provider Rodell Cruise uses a stethoscope to examine a patient in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It may come as news to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but a majority of Americans is not, in his words, dreaming of “repealing every word of Obamacare.”

Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults say that while the Affordable Care Act may still require small changes, “we should see how it works,” according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. Twelve percent said President Barack Obama's signature legislative accomplishment should be left alone, 35 percent said it should be repealed, and two percent said they weren't sure.