More say O-Care has hurt families than helped

ObamaCare remains unpopular, with more Americans saying that it has hurt rather than helped their families, according to a new poll.

More than a quarter of Americans, 27 percent, said ObamaCare has been harmful, while 16 percent said it has helped, a Gallup survey released Wednesday found.

{mosads}The majority of Americans surveyed, 54 percent, said it has had no effect on them, down from around 70 percent the last two years. Slightly more Democrats than Republicans, 56 percent to 55 percent, said it has not affected them.

Only 4 percent of Republicans said the law has helped them, compared to 27 percent of Democrats. Similar percentages of Republicans, Democrats and independents said the law has had no effect.

The law remains contentious as Republicans campaigning for the upcoming midterm elections work to pin its botched rollout and other aspects on an unpopular president.

Since 2012, the number of Americans viewing the law negatively has risen 11 points, compared to a 4-point increase among those viewing it positively.

A majority of Americans, 53 percent, disapprove of the law, while 41 percent approve. Attitudes have been consistent during the past year.

The poll of 1,014 adults, conducted Oct. 1-2 via telephone, has a 4 percentage point margin of error. 

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