Forty-nine percent, on the other hand, say the signup for the healthcare law’s new insurance exchanges is not going well, according to a CBS News poll released Tuesday.
The insurance exchanges, which launched Oct. 1, have taken a hit in recent weeks. Their website’s technical problems have overwhelmed peoples’ impression of the rollout.
Overall views of the new program haven’t changed, though, since its unveiling in the beginning of October: 51 percent disapprove of the law, and 43 percent approve.
The poll also touched on the aftermath of the government shutdown and debt debate that ended last Thursday.
The Tea Party, which made waves in the 2010 midterm elections, has also hit record lows in recent weeks. Only 14 percent in this latest poll hold a favorable view of the movement.
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Sixty percent of people don’t think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans. Two of the likely GOP candidates for president in 2016 are members: Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzPerez and Ellison agree on DNC playing neutral role in primary Big Pharma must address high drug prices A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Texas) and Rand PaulRand PaulGOP healthcare plans push health savings account expansion Congress must reform civil asset forfeiture laws ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate MORE (R-Ky.).
Only 11 percent of people are optimistic about Congress’s ability to deal with future issues affecting the country, the poll says.
A number of House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle have been appointed to conference committees to negotiate a long-term deal on budget and debt limit issues over the next few months.