Support for ObamaCare repeal rises

Support for repealing President Obama's healthcare law is as high as it has ever been, according to a new poll from CBS News.

CBS said 39 percent of the voters it surveyed want to repeal the healthcare law, compared with 36 percent who said it should be left alone or expanded.

It's the most support CBS's poll has ever found for repeal, the network said.

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House Republicans have held roughly 40 votes to repeal, delay or defund all or part of the Affordable Care Act, a steady drumbeat designed to build opposition to the law and force vulnerable Democrats to criticize it.

The latest CBS survey found sharply negative attitudes about the healthcare law. Fifty-four percent of respondents said they disapprove of it, compared with just 36 percent who said they approve.

Disapproval has not cracked 50 percent in other public polling. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday found a closer divide — 49 percent disapproval, compared with 42 percent approval.

The White House is hoping public attitudes will turn around as the law's major provisions take effect early next year. 

Successful implementation, though, will depend largely on how many people — especially young, healthy people — enroll in the law's new coverage options. And sagging approval ratings could make the enrollment push more difficult.