Obamacare's Popularity Continues to Decrease

January 19, 2014

January 1st marked the beginning of the real implementation of Obamacare. Both the Medicaid expansion and the new health insurance received through the state/federal exchanges all began on the 1st. How has the American public responded?

Two recent polls confirm continued dissatisfaction with Obamacare. The left-of-center Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that 48% of Americans view Obamacare unfavorably and only 34% have a favorable view. This is one of the largest differences this poll has shown since the law passed in 2010.

The centrist Investor's Business Daily IBD/TIPP poll showed 55% of people oppose Obamacare with 37% in favor of the law. This is the widest margin and the highest percent of opposition to the law since it passed.

As more Americans are effected by the law, its popularity decreases.