CNN Poll Finds Majority of Americans Oppose Obamacare
Most Americans still oppose the nation’s health reform law just as its main provisions are only months away from implementation.
A new CNN/ORC International poll found that 54% of Americans oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while 43% support it.
Still, the number isn’t great news for Democrats who’ve been struggling to market the law as the main components of it are set to begin within months. Enrollment in the law’s health care exchanges is set to begin Oct. 1, with coverage beginning in January.
But the poll indicates that a chunk of the law's critics don't support PPACA because they don't think it goes far enough.
The survey found that 35% oppose the health care law because it’s “too liberal,” with 16 percent saying they oppose the measure because it isn’t liberal enough.
Many critics have slammed the law for doing little to rein in out-of-control health care costs, though curbing costs was a main initiative of PPACA.
The poll also highlights a still-strong partisan divide: Nearly three-quarters of Democrats say they favor the law, while 16% of Republicans favor it.
The survey was conducted by ORC International, with 923 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The poll has an overall sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
This article was originally posted at BenefitsPro.com, a sister site of Credit Union Times.