Obamacare came close to reaching a milestone mark of sorts last July: Public approval of the health care reform law as measured by the Pew Research Center nearly matched public disapproval. Since then, though, approval of the law has taken another tumble while disapproval has surged.
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, 54 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obamacare, compared with 44 percent who favor it. While the approval rating has seen a modest four percent increase since the law’s passage in 2010, the disapproval rating has jumped 10 percent.
“However,” the Pew researchers added, “the balance of opinion about the law’s impact on the country has grown less negative over the past three years, even as slightly more continue to see the impact as negative than positive.” While fewer than four in ten people now say the law has had a positive effect on the country, that number is up from 23 percent in Dec. 2013.
– The Fiscal Times