How to win GOP support? Take the ‘Obama’ out of ‘Obamacare’

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Opponents of Obama health care legislation rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012.
Opponents of Obama health care legislation rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012.
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Call it by another name and Republicans might be more supportive of Obamacare after all.

According to a new Fox News poll, a revision of the question’s language caused an 8% spike in Republican favorability for President Obama’s signature health care law. The findings show 22% support the Affordable Care Act (the law’s official name) versus only 14% for Obamacare.

The pollsters rephrasing to the law’s actual name caused overall support to rise from 34% to 39% –- a 1% increase for Democratic support and 4% among independents. About 900 registered voters were polled via live telephone interviews from September 6 to 9.

How to win GOP support? Take the 'Obama' out of 'Obamacare'

Updated