New KFF Poll Finds Dwindling Democratic Support For Health Law
The overhaul's popularity reached an all-time low this month, a change that was driven by eroding confidence among Democrats, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation).
Politico: Kaiser Poll Finds Drop In Democratic Support For Law
The health care reform law's popularity hit an all-time low this month, largely driven by Democrats' eroding confidence in the historic overhaul, according to a new poll released Friday. Just 34 percent of those surveyed said they have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, the lowest ranking in Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly Health Tracking Poll since the law passed in March 2010. By contrast, 51 percent said they have an unfavorable view (Millman, 10/28).
Kaiser Health News: Public Support Of Health Law Drops Sharply
Public support of last year's health care law hit an all-time low in October as many Democratic voters lost confidence that one of President Barack Obama's major programs will improve their lives, a new poll finds. For the first time, as many people believe the law won't make the country better off as believe it will. The poll found that 51 percent of the public now dislikes the law and only 34 percent favor it. The scores were the least favorable in the 19 months the Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking public perceptions (Rau, 10/28).
Reuters: Support Waning For Obama Health Care Law: Poll
Americans' opinion of President Barack Obama's health care reform in October reached its lowest point since the law passed in March 2010, according to a monthly poll by the non-profit, non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The view of the law has been roughly evenly split since its passage, but in October 51 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion, while 34 percent said their opinion was favorable, poll results released on Friday showed (10/28).
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal looks at the "practical and political" obstacles that stand in the way of GOP pledges to repeal the health law -
The Wall Street Journal: Repeal Health Law? It Won't Be Easy
Every Republican presidential candidate has promised to repeal the Obama administration's health care overhaul. But despite full-throated criticism, it's going to be hard for any of them to fulfill that pledge if elected. Standing in the way of that seemingly simple campaign promise — an article of faith among GOP voters — is a welter of practical and political obstacles (Radnofsky, 10/29).