Health Care

O-Care still unpopular despite enrollment numbers, poll finds

Attitudes toward ObamaCare have only changed slightly despite the administration’s success in enrolling more than eight million people, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

The poll found 43 percent approve of ObamaCare, but a majority disapproves of it.

A Department of Health and Human Services report released in early May confirmed more than eight million people have enrolled.

{mosads}In January, only 38 percent approved of the law, while the administration was still busy fixing the federal portal.

Just over a third said ObamaCare will ultimately improve the country’s healthcare situation, while 44 percent said it will make it worse. Sixteen percent said the insurance coverage won’t make much of a difference. 

Support for the law is sharply divided along party lines, with 79 percent of Democrats approving of ObamaCare and only 8 percent of Republicans supporting it. 

Gallup found non-Hispanic white people are the least supportive of the law and that 76 percent of blacks and 57 percent of Hispanics approve of ObamaCare. 

Sixty-four percent of blacks say the law will improve the healthcare situation in the U.S., while only 41 percent of Hispanics and 31 percent of whites said the same.

The poll surveyed 2,538 people from May 21 to 25 with a 3-percentage-point margin of error. 

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