Public Not Crazy About Health Law But Believes It’s Here To Stay
A new Associated Press-GfK survey finds that 26 percent of Americans say they support the health law, and a narrow majority expects it to be implemented with only minor changes. Another survey shows Hispanic support for the president and the health law declining, although nearly half still approve of both.
The Associated Press: Poll: Obama Health Law Fails To Gain Support
Public support for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds that 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act. Yet even fewer — 13 percent — think it will be completely repealed. A narrow majority expects the law to be further implemented with minor changes, or as passed (Alonso-Zaldivar and Junius, 3/28).
NBC News: Less Latino Support for Obama, Obamacare
Support for President Barack Obama and for the Affordable Care Act has gone down among the nation's Latinos, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. An equal amount of Hispanics - 47 percent - both approve and disapprove of the health care legislation. Six months ago, 61 percent of Latinos supported the law. As for job approval ratings, 48 percent of Hispanics think the President is doing a good job, down from 63 percent in September 2013 (3/27).
CQ HealthBeat: Poll Suggests Weary Public May Be Learning to Live With Health Law
Americans are more likely than not to think ill of the health law and have been criticizing it more lately. But do they want to get rid of it? Not really. And most appear tired of the controversy and grinding debate about the overhaul. Those are some of the conclusions one might draw from the numbers in the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll assessing public attitudes toward the law (Reichard, 3/27).