Polls Show Majority Doesn’t Like Obamacare

Posted by Post Scripts   @   21 September 2013 5 comments

Obamacare Arrives 3 Years Later, Little Understood and Not Well-Liked
By Damla Ergun
Sep 20, 2013 12:01am

More than three years after Obamacare was signed into law and fewer than two weeks before its health insurance exchanges are to launch, many Americans don’t know a lot about the pending changes except this: They don’t much like them.

Sixty-two percent in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll say they lack the information needed to understand the changes that will take effect as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Barely one in 10, moreover, thinks the federal government, their state government or the health insurance industry is fully prepared to implement the law.

See PDF with full results and charts here.

On the law itself, moreover, 52 percent are opposed, vs. 42 percent in support; in 16 ABC-Post polls since August 2009, it has never received majority support.

Fifty-five percent, further, disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling implementation of the law, with “strong” disapprovers outnumbering strong approvers by a 23-point margin. And Obama and the Republicans in Congress essentially are tied in trust to handle its implementation, 41-38 percent, respectively, with most of the rest saying they trust neither.

Trust in “neither” is its highest in 10 ABC-Post polls since June 2009 asking about health care overhaul or its implementation. Trust in Obama is at a new low, while trust in the Republicans matches its lowest in more than three years.

Strong opposition to the law outstrips strong support by 13 percentage points, 39 vs. 26 percent, in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates. Critics are so fired up that among those who oppose the law, 52 percent say they’d support Congress’ shutting down the federal government’s major activities in order to block it, as some House Republicans have suggested. (The net support for this idea, among all Americans, is 27 percent.) The House votes today on another proposal, to strip funding for the law’s implementation.

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Sep 21, 2013
11:23 am
#1 soaps :

52 percent say they’d support Congress’ shutting down the federal government’s major activities in order to block it, as some House Republicans have suggested. -
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Wrong. You have been the victim of disinformation. No leading Republican in either house advocates shutting down the government in order to block Obamacare. In fact, they just passed a bill to fund the government and de-fund Obamacare, so that could not possibly shut down the government. It is a false accusation by the liberals and Obama supporters. And all the news commentators like to say that because it hypes up an otherwise boring story, just as they hyped up the global warming falsehood.
Don’t fall victim to this propaganda.

Sep 21, 2013
1:02 pm
#2 Toby :

If you need proof of what a cluster #uck Obamacare is, you need not look farther than the Cleveland Clinic. Everything Obama touches turns to crap.

Sep 21, 2013
3:04 pm
#3 Peggy :

Mark Levin nails it. Well worth listening to.

Levin rails against the ‘imperial president,’ warns GOP not to drop Obamacare fight [AUDIO]:

On his Wednesday night radio show, Mark Levin pushed back against those who are calling for Republicans not to fight to defund Obamacare as part of the budget fight in the U.S. Congress.

The conservative talk show host and author went on a nearly 13-minute rant about how President Barack Obama believes that no future Congress can undo what a one-term Democratic Congress decided in 2010.

“One Congress for two years — that’s all it was, to impose its will and this president, this imperial president — he insists that no future Congress, not this one, not any one shall have the constitutional authority to reverse course,” Levin said. “So in other words, ladies and gentlemen, what that one Congress did when they had supermajorities in the House and the Senate and as soon as you could get to them — you threw them out in the House. You almost threw them out in the Senate. As soon as you could get to them, you addressed this issue of Obamacare.”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/19/levin-rails-against-the-imperial-president-warns-gop-not-to-drop-obamacare-fight-audio/

Sep 21, 2013
5:10 pm
#4 Post Scripts :

Soaps I think the writer was referring to voters, not so much GOP Reps in Congress, although as the authors says, “Strong opposition to the law outstrips strong support by 13 percentage points, 39 vs. 26 percent, in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates. Critics are so fired up that among those who oppose the law, 52 percent say they’d support Congress’ shutting down the federal government’s major activities in order to block it, as some House Republicans have suggested.”

Of course the point of the story was basically that legislators are not paying attention to the will of the people, just the opposite. There’s something very wrong in Washington when that happens.

Sep 22, 2013
1:07 pm
#5 Peggy :

Millennials: We Suck And We’re Sorry

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/09/80707-millennials-sorry/

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