ObamaCare support fails to take off


Support of for the healthcare law stands at 26 percent in a poll conducted by The Associated Press.

The AP-GFK poll released Friday showed little change from a January AP poll that found 27 percent of the public supported the law. 


Opposition to the law stands at 43 percent. Opposition peaked shortly after the law's passage in 2010 at 50 percent. 

The AP poll finds that, while support for the law has diminished in the last few years, opposition hasn't drastically increased. That is because a large section of the public, 30 percent, now say they neither support nor oppose the law. That number stood at 14 percent when the law was first signed.

The poll was conducted before the Obama administration announced that 6 million people had signed up for insurance through the exchanges by Thursday, ahead of the deadline at the end of the month. That number matches the Congressional Budget Office's revised forecast after it lowered the expectation by 1 million enrollees after the early troubles with the federal website.  

Fifty-four percent of people believe the law will be implemented as passed or face minor changes. Another 30 percent think the law will require major changes. Only 13 percent believe it will be completely repealed. 

The number of people who describe the rollout of the health insurance exchanges as going at least somewhat well stands at 26 percent. However, that number has increased 5 percent since January. Those who believe it has not gone well stands at 62 percent. 

The poll surveyed 1,012 people online and has a 3.4-percent margin of error.