by Robert Maynard
It was evident that Obamacare was not very popular with the general public when one considers the results of the 2010 election, which was a referendum on the law. Since then, polls have consistently shown stiff opposition to it. Now a recent Pew Survey shows that the opposition to the law has reached the highest level since the law passed. Here is an excerpt from an article by CNS News:
A Pew Research Center survey found that public views of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act “are as negative as ever, and many are unaware of the elements of the law that will be going into place.”
According to the survey, “opinions are now as negative as they have been at any point since the bill’s passage,” as 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the regulation-ridden health care law, commonly known as “Obamacare,” while 42 percent approve.
The survey was conducted less than a month before the law’s health insurance exchanges open on October 1st.
Those who are uninsured are “as likely to disapprove (46%) as approve (49%) of the law,” Pew found.
And while 39 percent of the public say that Democrats have a better handle on health care, 40 percent now believe that Republicans “would do the better job dealing with health care.”
“Assessments of the law’s effect on the country so far are already more negative than positive,” the survey finds, with 38 percent of the public viewing Obamacare as “mostly negative,” while just 24 percent – or one in four Americans – seeing it as “mostly positive.”