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Poll: Obamacare Support Nosedives To Tie Record Low

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. –

Support for Obamacare has hit the lowest level since the bill was passed, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows.

Overall, just 35 percent have a favorable view of Obamacare while 40 percent have an unfavorable view, which ties an October 2011 poll for the lowest level ever.

Twenty-four percent have no opinion on the law which, according to Kaiser, continues a recent trend of Americans offering no opinion.

The Kaiser poll finds that, in the month of April, Americans are more divided than ever on their evaluations of the health law. Opinion remains deeply divided along partisan lines with 57 percent of Democrats favoring the law and 67 percent of Republicans opposing.

Half of the public (49 percent) say they do not have enough information to fully understand how Obamacare will impact their own family.

Sixty-five percent of Hispanics say they do not have enough information to understand the law compared with 48 percent of blacks and 45 percent of whites.

More than half of Americans (53 percent) support efforts to change or block the law, while only a third (33 percent) believe opponents should accept Obamacare as the law of the land, down from 40 percent since the beginning of the year.

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AM Tattam
8 years ago

First of all, I have read up on the new Obamacare and feel it is only going to increase costs overall for most people.Secondly, I can’t understand why the Congress and Senate were allowed to opt out of it. If it is to be universal healthcare then everyone should be mandated to join it and of course at the government’s cost as they are the ones delivering the regulation to the people effected by it. Otherwise it is just another step towards elitism of the government burocracy dictating levys and fines on the general public.
It could have been possible to enact some plan on a state level but with 310 million plus people it is too large an undertaking to be administered on a federal level.
I hope some group out there is working towards legislation to instill a system of health care that is affordable for the public. Obamacare is definitely not affordable, especially in the long run. Besides that, I thought we already had somewhat of a system through our public hospitals, and state coverage of the uninsured. The real control should have been placed on the costs charged by insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors and dentists.

Carlos Branch
8 years ago

24% just do not care about anything. Anyone who is neither for nor against Obamacare is a truly ignorant person.

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