Despite the massive Obamacare sales job conducted by the media establishment on Obama’s behalf, President Obama’s healthcare takeover is still extremely unpopular, and the purported “success” of enrollment numbers apparently did nothing to boost its popularity.
Several new surveys have shown that Obamacare is still as unpopular as ever–even worse, in fact–and will also serve as a sticking point for voters during this year’s midterm elections.
A Gallup survey released on April 11th showed that a hefty 54 percent disapprove of Obamacare, while only 43 percent approve of the law.
In its release, Gallup said, “Americans continue to evaluate the Affordable Care Act negatively, and their basic opinions of the law have been fairly stable over the past year.”
Perhaps softening the blow slightly for the President, Gallup offered this: “That may suggest Americans have already made up their mind about the law, for the most part reflecting their underlying political orientation, and the law’s implementation is not going to influence how they feel about the law.”
Another poll from Morning Consult, a healthcare consulting and news website, came up with similar numbers. It found that 51 percent disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, while 43 percent approve.
Meanwhile, a poll by Pew Research found that a majority of voters think that the ACA is “very important” to their decisions in the upcoming midterm elections. Eight in ten registered voters said that a candidate’s position on Obamacare is important to them, and of those who said so, disapproval stands at two to one.
Pew also found that 50 percent disapprove of the law, while only 37 percent approve.
Finally, a new Rasmussen poll found that 58 percent of likely U.S. voters have at least a somewhat unfavorable opinion of the healthcare law, and 43 percent of those view it “very unfavorably.” Rasmussen found that only 39 percent have a favorable view of the President’s massive takeover of our national healthcare system.
Worse for the ACA, Rasmussen finds that disapproval has actually grown by four percent since its last poll, and the percentage of those who feel Obamacare will get even worse has grown by six percent, up to 53 percent.
The negative opinions about Obamacare have grown despite the purported “success” of enrollment numbers celebrated by Obama and the media.
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