Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Opposition to Obamacare rises to 57% in Washingto Post/ABC poll

The latest Washington Post/ABC poll demonstrates that the country is rapidly uniting in its opposition to Obamacare. As the above graphic indicates opposition to the ACA has risen to an all time high of 57% with only 40% supporting it. The individual mandate is wildly unpopular too, almost by a margin of 2 to 1. When asked " Please tell me if you support or oppose each part of the health care law that I describe: Requiring nearly all Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine?" Sixty-five percent of respondents stated opposition while only 34% indicated support.
As for Obama's job performance, 55% disapprove while only 42% approve but on the specific issue of health care the bummer finds approval from only 33% while 63% disapprove.
It will be interesting to see how individual legislators fare in future polls. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina is the only senator who voted for Obamacare who has been polled publicly since the Obamacare rollout and the results were a positive disaster. When matched against the 4 GOP candidates the best she could do was 44%. It will be interesting to see the effect on blue state senators.

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