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.
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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:
- Pew Research, February 7-12, 2017 . 54% for, 43% against.
- Public Policy Polling, March 27-28, 2017. 52% for, 37% against.
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)
Average on day before Trump inauguration (January 19, 2017)
Ted wants his Maypo!
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)
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)