Friday, October 18, 2013

Democracy Corps survey shows growing support for Obamacare

Last weeks' NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed a marked increase in support for the Affordable Care Act, particularly in those who strongly supported the law. A new survey from Democracy Corps and the Women’s Voices Women’s Vote Action Fund indicate that those results might not be an outlier. At all.

  • Just 38 percent now clearly oppose the Affordable Care Act. While likely voters divide evenly on the plan, 8 percent oppose the law because it does not go far enough. As a result, just 38 percent oppose the law because it is big government.
  • By significant margins, voters want lawmakers to implement and fix the law, rather than repeal it. By a 20-point margin, 58 percent to 38 percent, voters say lawmakers should implement and fix the law rather than repeal it.
  • Additionally, intensity favors implementation—38 percent strongly favor implementing the law while 28 percent strongly favor repeal.

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