Poll finds voters warming up to ObamaCare

Voters are split over whether they would support a candidate who voted for the Affordable Care Act, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday.

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While 34 percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the healthcare law, 36 percent said they would be less likely to vote for that candidate. Twenty-seven percent said the candidate’s position on ObamaCare wouldn’t make a difference.

For supporters of the healthcare law, the poll’s findings are a marked improvement from November, when only 21 percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports ObamaCare, 37 said they would be less likely, and 40 said they were indifferent.

HealthCare.gov was at the peak of its problem-plagued rollout in November, a month after the launch, as the Obama administration and contractors scrambled to get the site up and working for consumers who had been promised a simple shopping experience.

The website was running smoothly for most users by December, but the administration continues to enact unilateral delays to the law to make up for the lost time.

In addition, contractors continue to build-out the back-end of the website, which has had trouble communicating with the insurers who rely on it for critical enrollment procedures.

Still, the rebound in favor for those who voted for the healthcare law is likely to be encouraging for vulnerable Democrats, especially those in red states, who have had to walk a fine line of separating themselves from the troubled rollout while maintaining support for popular elements of the law.

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