Views on Obamacare hardening, poll finds

McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 20, 2013 

Attitudes towards Obamacare are hardening.

A new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, taken Nov. 14-17, found that strong majorities think the Affordable Care Act will improve conditions for the insured and the poor.

And, a poll analysis found, there was no "meaningful uptick" in support for ending the law, as Republicans want.

"These findings point more toward durability than change in assessments of the law since July despite its stormy, and at times chaotic, rollout," the analysis found.

The problem for supporters is that most people are skeptical that the law will benefit those other than the poor.

While 38 percent backed repeal, 35 percent said lawmakers should wait and see how things work out. And 23 percent backed providing more funding to make sure things worked efficiently.


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