Poll: ObamaCare support hits new high

Poll: ObamaCare support hits new high
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Public support for ObamaCare has reached its highest level since the healthcare law’s creation in 2010, according to a new poll.

Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults approve of the Affordable Care Act in the Pew Research Center survey released Thursday, while 43 percent disapprove and 3 percent have no opinion.

The results found ObamaCare achieving majority approval for the first time amid a concerted GOP effort to repeal and replace the massive healthcare law.

Twenty-five percent of those who disapprove of ObamaCare say Republicans should focus on modifying it, while 24 percent say they should scrap the law entirely.

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Pew said Americans were more split in its last poll on ObamaCare in December, with 48 percent approving, 47 percent disapproving and 5 percent not knowing or having no take.

President Trump has pledged that repealing and replacing ObamaCare is an early priority of his administration, but Republicans have yet to unite around a plan.

GOP lawmakers have encountered rising frustration from their constituents regarding their repeal efforts at town halls during this week’s congressional recess.

Pew conducted its latest survey of 1,503 U.S. adults via cell and landline telephone interviews from Feb. 7 to 12. It has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

The polling firm’s look at 626 U.S. adults who oppose ObamaCare occurred using the same methods on the same dates. It did not provide a margin of error for those questions.