By Julian Pecquet - 06/17/10 01:29 PM EDT
The Obama administration is touting a new Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests growing support for the healthcare reform law. The poll notes that while Americans remain divided — with 45 percent in favor of the new law and 42 percent opposed — support has been growing steadily since reform was signed into law in March; just last month, opponents still outnumbered supporters 46 percent to 39.
"The Obama administration has been working diligently to implement the new legislation," notes a White House official, "with the president and his team acting quickly and carefully to deliver the benefits of reform to the American people and answer their questions."
In particular, The Associated Press reports, support has been growing since May among men (from 36 percent to 46 percent in favor), working-age Americans between 30 and 49 years old (from 35 percent to 49) and even Republicans (8 percent to 17).