AP Poll: Obamacare Support Hits All-Time Low
More Americans than ever say they don’t like Obamacare:
Support for the health care reform law is at its lowest point since it was enacted four years ago, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press survey found that only 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Forty-three percent said they are opposed to the law.
A recently released Kaiser Family Foundation poll indicated 38 percent of Americans still support the health care law, but that poll still showed greater disapproval than approval.
How are vulnerable Democrats like Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) responding to Obamacare’s continued and increasing unpopularity? They’re still trying to offer fixes for the fundamentally flawed law (sub. req’d):
A day after Senate Democratic leaders played down possible election year blowback from Obamacare, a group of six moderate Democrats, including two with tough reelection races, unveiled a package of proposals for improving the law.
Senior Senate Republicans aides argued that the timing belies that Democrats are worried that the troubled roll out of the health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, could hurt them in the November election.
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., dismissed the GOP criticism and said she has been committed to improving the law since it became law. She also stressed not to read anything into the timing.
“First of all, don’t try to put those things together because they have nothing to do with each other,” said Landrieu, who is in a tossup race, according to the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call race ratings.
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