Support For Obamacare Down To 39%

CNN has a poll indicating that, should the government get shut down due to a showdown over Obamacare and/or the debt limit, Republicans would get more blame than President Obama.

That’s not surprising. More surprising is the free-fall in support for Obamacare, with the number of people who say they support all or most of the law down to 39% less than a month before enrollments start on October 1st:

In January 51% said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39%.

Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000.

“Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes,” adds Holland. “That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system.”


Rob Port

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