Poll: Nearly 50 percent of Americans favor ObamaCare


Americans are largely split over ObamaCare, according to a new poll.

A CNN/ORC poll finds that 49 percent of Americans favor ObamaCare. But 47 percent of respondents oppose President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.

The poll marks the first time more people have said they favor the healthcare law than oppose it since it passed in 2010, CNN noted.

{mosads}Still, only 22 percent now say they or their families are better off since ObamaCare took effect, while 30 percent say they are worse off.

About 30 percent of respondents say the law hasn’t helped anyone in the country.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents say they consider ObamaCare a failure, and just 23 percent say they see the law as a success.

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The poll finds that 82 percent think that’s at least somewhat likely. 

The poll was conducted from Jan. 12 to 15 among 1,000 adults. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this month found that ObamaCare is more popular today than it has been since 2009.

Congressional Republicans voted earlier this month to lay the groundwork for ObamaCare repeal by passing a budget resolution that includes rules for repeal.

But GOP lawmakers and the incoming Trump team have been publicly divided about whether to repeal ObamaCare and how to replace it.

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