Poll: Majority of Americans support ObamaCare
Americans’ support for the Affordable Care Act is growing, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
A KFF poll released Friday finds that 52 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the 2010 healthcare law, a 2-point increase from the same poll last month.
Opposition to former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law is dropping as well. Just 39 percent of Americans now view the law unfavorably, compared to 44 percent last month.
When asked whether it was good or bad that the Senate GOP had failed to repeal ObamaCare, answers were more direct. Six out of 10 Americans say that Senate Republicans’ failure to repeal the law was a “good thing,” compared to just 35 percent who disapproved and wanted the law repealed.
As for the problems with the Affordable Care Act, the news for Republicans in the survey isn’t good. Sixty percent of Americans said that Trump and Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, are now responsible for problems with the law, compared to less than half of that — 28 percent — who say the blame for problems with the law lie with Obama and Democrats.
Going forward, most respondents said they wanted Trump and the Republicans to abandon their attempts to repeal ObamaCare and instead focus on shoring up the healthcare markets and stabilizing the law. Sixty-nine percent of Americans agreed with this plan, compared to just 29 percent who wanted more efforts to repeal the law.
Kaiser contacted 1,211 adults for this survey from Aug. 1 to 6 via landline and cellphone calls. The poll carries a margin of error of 3 percentage points.