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Poll: Americans Fed Up With The Word ‘Obamacare’

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'Obamacare' is an annoying word according to a new poll. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Obamacare’ is an annoying word according to a new poll. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Americans could do without hearing the term “Obamacare.”

When asked what political word of phrase they would like to eliminate from conversation in 2014, 41 percent of Americans said “Obamacare” needs to go according to a new Marist College poll.

Along party lines, 59 percent of Republicans and 43 percent of Independents say the word is like nails on a chalkboard. Just 23 percent of Democrats say they’ve had enough of the term.

Also ranking high on the the annoyance scale is talk of the federal budget. Thirty percent of adults say if they ever hear the word “shutdown” again, it will be too soon.

Democrats took the most exception to “shutdown” with 45 percent wanting to strike the word from the record. Just 15 percent of Republicans and 28 percent of Independents want to give “shutdown” the boot.

In the same vein, most adults polled showed a much higher tolerance for the term “fiscal cliff.” Just 10 percent of registered voters don’t want to hear the term again in 2014. Republicans and Democrats feel similarly about the term.

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