“As the full implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act nears,” writes Elizabeth Mendes of Gallup,
Americans remain wary of the law and of what kind of impact it will have on their family’s healthcare situation and the nation’s overall healthcare situation. Those without health insurance — a group that most benefits from the new law — are slightly more likely to see it as having a positive effect, but even they are not ardent supporters.
52 percent of Americans disapprove of the “Affordable Care Act,” with solid pluralities (47-34 and 42-22, respectively) believing it will worsen both the healthcare situation in the U.S. as well as that of their own family.
No wonder the “White House is working to recruit Hollywood stars for efforts to promote the healthcare reform law“. Wonder if they will do a better job selling the bill than the president himself has done.
Despite the Democrat’s years of salesmanship, only a handful of polls have shown the health care overhaul enjoying a plurality of popular support, with many, like this Gallup survey as well as those from FoxNews and CNN showing majority opposition.
H/t RealClearPolitics where their poll average has consistently shown more people opposing than favoring the legislation:
ADDENDUM: Interesting to note how opposition to the policy has shot up in recent days.