Obamacare continues to lose public support

President Obama

Reuter’s is reporting that President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, continues to fall out of favor with the American people. The poll shows that Democrats are starting to join the rest of us in our dislike of his massive health care bill.

The view of the law has been roughly evenly split since its passage, but in October 51 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion, while 34 percent said their opinion was favorable, poll results released on Friday showed.

In September, the split was 43 percent to 41 percent. And October’s gap is closest to the one the poll tracked in July 2010, when the division was 50 percent to 35 percent.

The gap widened largely because the law appeared to be falling out of favor with Democrats, whose support dropped to its lowest point of 52 percent from 65 percent in September.

4 Replies to “Obamacare continues to lose public support”

  1. springer

    Maybe the Dem legislators are finally opting out from fear of Nancy Pelosi and how she would punish them (a quote from one of the Dem legislators; I can’t remember which one). And maybe everyday Dems are realizing that their premiums aren’t going down, that it is the Dems who will actually “push granny off the cliff” with their Medicare policies (http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/obamacare-declares-war-on-doctors/), that we won’t necessarily be able to keep our own insurance or our own doctor if we want to, etc. At least I surely hope so.

  2. Stan Gibilisco

    We’ll get a real verdict on Obamacare soon enough, or at least, on the “individual mandate” part.

    If the Supreme Court finds the mandate constitutional, then the public will push to elect people who will get rid of the mandate (at least) or maybe even the whole bill. That would spell bad news for the Obama.

    If the Supreme Court finds the mandate unconstitutional, then the public will lose a lot of faith in Obama. After all, what sort of constitutional law professor spawns a “signature achievement” that’s unconstitutional? Again, bad news for the President …

    … if the Republicans can spin it right. Alas, I have absolute faith that the GOP will blow this opportunity.