Monday, December 18, 2017

UPDATE: Look what's happened to public opinion of Obamacare since Trump became president

For the first time, more Americans say 2010 health care law has had a positive than negative impact on U.S.  (Pew Research, 12/11/2017)
Overall support for the health care law also has grown since last year. Currently, 56% of the public approves of the law while 38% disapproves, according to a new national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Nov. 29-Dec. 4. The law drew majority approval for the first time in February, when 54% expressed support for it. 

4/5/2017 update, "Trump election provides big boost in popularity for Obamacare", starts here.

(added yellow line indicates Election Day)

Following failed GOP replacement effort, record approval of Obamacare.  (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/4/2016)
A first for Gallup but not a first for pollsters in general*.  For the first time, the majority of Americans approve of Obamacare. The record high approval ratings, at 55 percent, come a week after the Republican Party’s failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. A Gallup poll conducted over the weekend found that the majority of Americans approve of the law for the first time since the polling firm began asking about it in 2012.  
*The following polls have also found majority support:
The Gallup poll is not yet included in the RCP mix.

2/24/2017 update, "Latest Pew Reseach poll shows support for Obamacare at all-time high", starts here.

Republicans divided on whether GOP leaders should modify health care law or scrap it entirely

Support for 2010 health care law reaches new high.  (Pew Research Ceneter, 2/23/2017)

Original 2/24/2017 post, "Conservatives ready and willing to goosestep their way off a cliff with Obamacare repeal", starts here.

Election day average (November 8, 2016)

 Source:  Real Clear Politics

Average on day before Trump inauguration (January 19, 2017)

Conservatives Want Obamacare Repeal, and They Want It Now.  (Roll Call, 2/23/2017)

Ted wants his Maypo!

Related reading:
Poll:  Support for Obamacare is rising.  (Politico, 2/22/2017)
As The GOP Tries To Dismantle Obamacare, Its Approval Rating Goes Up.  (NPR, 1/20/2017)

Related posts:
Donald Trump delves into the intricate details of Obamacare replacement.  (2/18/2017)
With each passing day, Freedom Caucus crazies insure that GOP now has full ownership of Obamacare.  (2/15/2017)
And each time House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare, they had no plan of their own.  (2/14/2017)
All clamor and no counsel leading GOP to Obamacare repeal disaster.  (1/27/2017)
Translation: "What I mean is that we really don't have a plan."  (1/26/2017)
As GOP promises quick repeal, people start to warm up to Obamacare.  (1/26/2017)
Trump's America: Fayette County, West Virginia, where Obamacare is a lifeline.  (1/24/2017)
Voters in Colorado's 5th Congressional District discover they have a chickenshit representative.  (1/17/2017)
Donald Trump:  The man without a plan.  (1/14/2017)
Wisconsin State Assembly rep Joe Sanfelippo talks out of both sides of his mouth on Obamacare.  (1/13/2017)
As for Obamacare, Vice President-elect Mike Pence promises a 7th year of all talk and no action from the GOP.  (1/6/2017)
UPDATE.  Hell:  The perfect setting for a weenie roast.  (1/5/2017)
UPDATE. Yes, Paul Ryan, we know, and that's very disturbing.  (1/17/2017)
UPDATE. Scott Walker in so many words: All told, it will take as many as 9 years to replace Obamacare.  (1/15/2017)

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