Perception of ObamaCare changed little in April

 

Nearly six in 10 people say recent news about the healthcare law has not changed their views in either direction. 

The end of open enrollment and the administration's announcement last month that 8 million people had signed up for insurance through the online exchanges has not moved the needle in either direction, a new poll shows. 

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week, 58 percent said recent news has not changed their perception of the law. Twenty-eight percent said recent news has made them less confident, down 12 points since December. Another 11 percent said recent news had made them more confident. 

Thirty-six percent of people continue to think ObamaCare is a good idea, little changed in the last few months. Another 46 percent said the law remains a bad idea. 

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Forty percent said the law needs minor modifications for improvement, while 28 percent said it needs a major overhaul. Twenty-one percent think it should be totally eliminated, down 5 percent since December. 

Most people, 58 percent, said the law has not had an impact on their family either way. Twenty-eight percent said it has had a negative impact, while 13 percent say it has had a positive impact. 

The poll, conducted April 23-27, surveyed 1,000 national adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.