Apparently all those graduation speeches didn’t pan out. Next up the NBA. And if that doesn’t work, get ready for some optimistic skywriting.
The June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll indicates that Obamacare is now less popular than it has been at any time since October 2011 — about three months before Mitt Romney won his first Republican primary. (Romney, of course, chose not to emphasize Obamacare during the presidential campaign.) Kaiser’s polling now says that — by an 8-point margin — Americans hold an unfavorable (43 percent), rather than favorable (35 percent), view of Obamacare. That’s the worst result for Obamacare in the past 17 surveys that Kaiser has conducted.
Moreover, it marks a 14-point swing against Obamacare since the first poll that Kaiser took after the overhaul’s passage in March of 2010. At that time, Kaiser (almost alone among all polls) said that Obamacare’s net favorability rating was positive — at +6 points. It now says that Obamacare’s net favorability rating is negative — at minus-8 points.
It’s almost as if ObamaCare is becoming more unpopular the closer it comes to implementation as people lose jobs and lose their policies.