Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Poll: Greater Public Support for Obamacare

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:55 AM

A new poll released Tuesday indicates that support for repealing the Affordable Care Act has hit a new low. The survey, from the Kasiser Family Foundation, says just 33 percent of Americans still support repealing the health care reforms signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner told ABC's Diane Sawyer last week that "Obamacare is the law of the land," and said it would no longer be his mission to repeal it. Boehner's office later tried to walk that statement back, but other Republicans have suggested similar views.

According to ABC News, 43 percent of Americans view the law favorably and 39 percent view it unfavorably.

Seven in 10 Americans cited Obamacare as a “major factor” in their decision in last week's presidential election, while seven in 10 also cited the future of Medicare as a “major factor” in their vote, the poll showed.

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