Nearly Twice as Many People Say Obamacare has Hurt Them Than Helped
According to a new poll by CNN, only 18% of Americans say they or someone in their family are better off because of ObamaCare.
Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say they are about the same after Obamacare as before.
The president's "signature achievement" is crashing and burning in nearly all demographic categories — age, income, education, etc. with more people saying they are worse off because of Obamacare than saying they are better off.
For example, one might expect respondents with incomes below $50,000 to be somewhat likely to say Obamacare has helped them. And that is the case: 21 percent say they are better off because of the Affordable Care Act. But 35 percent say they are worse off. (Forty-four percent are the same.)
Likewise, one might expect young respondents to report benefits from Obamacare. And they do: 23 percent say they're better off. But 33 percent say they're worse off. (Forty-three percent are the same.)
This poll combined with this week's Halbig decision in the DC Circuit Court, does not bode well for vulnerable Democrats running for reelection.
Republicans should campaign on "repeal and replace," but they need to be able to explain to voters what they want to replace ObamaCare with. Now would be as good a time as any for the GOP to start loudly promoting their ideas for a free market alternative.