While the Affordable Care Act remains a source of controversy one of its primary tenets, the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges enjoys considerable support, according to a new survey from the AARP.

The survey, conducted Dec. 13-16 2011, queried 703 registered voters in Idaho about a variety of health issues. When asked whether they favored creation of a health insurance marketplace, respondents overwhelmingly indicated their support. Interestingly, the support cut across partisan lines with 77 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Independents backing the measure.

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