Poll: Sixty-four percent of Americans support Obamacare or favor small changes


THIS might seem counterintuitive or at least at odds with certain other polls:

President Barack Obama’s health-care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64 percent of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes.

Even so, the fervor of the opposition shows no sign of abating, posing a challenge for Obama’s Democrats during congressional races this year, as a Republican victory in a special Florida election this week showed. In addition, 54 percent of Americans say they’re unhappy with the president’s handling of the issue, according to a Bloomberg National Poll.

That’s an improvement since the last poll, in December, when Obama’s public standing on health care hit a low of 60 percent disapproval after the botched rollout of the insurance exchanges, according to the March 7-10 poll of 1,001 adults.



  1. What exactly are the “small changes” and what percentage of that 64% supports obamacare “as is”? Without defining the changes you referred to and without splitting the 64% into 2 distinct groups the 64% as a reference means very little.

  2. Aimee: Details of the poll are in the article to which I’ve provided a link in the first word of the post above.

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