Poll: ObamaCare support ticks up

Poll: ObamaCare support ticks up

Approval of ObamaCare rose 3 percentage points in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the law’s subsidies, according to a new Gallup poll. 

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The poll finds, however, that slightly more adults still disapprove of the law than approve, at 48 percent to 47 percent. 

Still, Gallup notes that approval is at its highest level since 2012. Approval has risen 10 percentage points since the fall of 2014, when in the wake of Republican midterm wins it was at just 37 percent. 

An average of polls compiled by the Huffington Post likewise shows that ObamaCare approval is trending up. Still disapproval remains higher than approval in the average, at 47 percent to 44 percent. 

The Obama administration has been looking to move forward from battles over the reform law.

“What we’re not going to do is unravel what has now been woven into the fabric of America,” President Obama said after his victory in the Supreme Court. “And my greatest hope is that rather than keep refighting battles that have been settled again and again and again, I can work with Republicans and Democrats to move forward.”

Republicans, though, are making clear that they remain strongly opposed to the law. They are eyeing a fast-track process called reconciliation to try to repeal at least part of the law, and are putting their hopes on electing a Republican president in 2016. 

The Gallup poll finds that Republican support for the law is still extremely low, at just 14 percent. 

A majority of adults continue to say the law has not had an effect on them, at 55 percent. Twenty-five percent say the law has hurt them and 18 percent say it has helped.