Americans' views on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continue to track along party lines, even among those who say they've personally been affected by the controversial health care overhaul, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.

According to the poll of more than 2,500 adults conducted earlier this month, 31 percent said they want the entire law repealed, 27 percent want to keep the PPACA in its entirety and 22 percent want to keep only parts of it. Similar to other polls, attitudes fall closely along party affiliations: Most Republicans (63 percent) favor repeal while many Democrats (49 percent) want to keep all of the law or just tweak parts of it (19 percent).

The findings come just days before Election Day, in which health care and Medicare are among the top issues affecting voter outcome. The PPACA has been President Obama's signature piece of legislation; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he will work to repeal and replace the law.

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