Americans Now Hate ObamaCare More Than Ever

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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But no need to worry. It’s just a poll of registered voters. What are the odds of that having a political impact?

The Pew Research Center poll shows disapproval of the law hitting a new high of 55 percent. It comes on the heels of several polls last week that showed the law had very little — if any — bump after sign-ups on the health-care exchanges exceeded goals.

The previous high for disapproval of the law was 54 percent in Pew polling. That was at the height of the implementation problems in December.

Forty-three percent of Americans disapprove of the law “strongly” — also a record high. Forty-one percent of Americans currently approve of the law. That’s higher than the record low, 37 percent.

What happens with a welfare program that directly hurts large numbers of Americans where the majority opposes the program?

We’re headed into some interesting territory here.

Unlike most of the other examples, people don’t much like ObamaCare, don’t see themselves benefiting from it and do see it hurting them.

You’ve got the Obama base that still supports it, until it hurts them personally. But what makes this different is a solid base hurt by ObamaCare.

As in earlier surveys, opposition to the law is more intense than support: 43% of the public disapproves of the law very strongly and 11% disapprove of it not so strongly. By comparison, 26% approve of the law very strongly while 13% approve of it not so strongly.

And that quarter are the die hards. And their numbers aren’t getting any bigger. The weight is on the side of the opposition.

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  • glpage

    It will be interesting to see if folks in Congress will actually listen to the electorate. Given that some Republicans are saying Obamacare is a done deal and that most of the people in Congress tend to deaf when it comes to hearing their constituents, I’m not sure Obamacare will go away any time soon. At least not until unresponsive elected officials do.

    • CaoMoo

      they were deaf to the public when they passed it why listen now, unless there is a bloodbath in november elections and they are afraid for their jobs

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        • CaoMoo

          Oh Good tell your aunty she owes me money

  • birdonawire

    Going back to the bad old days of pre-existing condition exclusions and death spirals is not an option. Neither is allowing the fine print to result in no coverage when yu thought you had it.

    • NAHALKIDES

      Those “bad old days” were a lot better than Obamacare. Besides, we can go past where we were before to institute some real free-market reforms, solving the problem government created by getting involved in health care in the first place.

    • CaoMoo

      Funny I have multiple pre existing conditions and as long as I never let my insurance LAPSE there was never a waiting period even when switching companies. Of course I had to do witout cable to pay for healthcare but I know thats effing barbaric

      • navyvet50

        LIAR

        • CaoMoo

          sarcasm I hope

    • CowboyUp

      Sure it’s an option, and those aren’t the bad old days. You can’t wreck your car, then go buy insurance and expect the insurance company to pay for the repairs, so why should health insurance be any different?

      I can see why people who don’t read contracts before they sign them would be fine with laws being passed unread, but why should anyone else be compelled to pay for their irresponsibility?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Going back to the bad old days…”

      These are the bad old days, thanks to morons like you.

      • navyvet50

        These are the bad old days, thanks to morons like you. Looking in the mirror again. It is sooooo funny conservatives complaining about a market based republican plan…the ACA.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “It is sooooo funny conservatives complaining about a market based republican plan…the ACA.”

          Facts are very, very flexible things to leftist morons like you.

  • Yoav Margolis

    We need a single payer system

    • CowboyUp

      “We” don’t need a single payer racket. The government needs it to ‘help’ retirees die early and cheap, so they can write off their ruinous unfunded liabilities. The democrat party needs it so they can buy votes and abuse it as a weapon against their political opposition and critics, like they do with the IRS and EPA. Freeloaders ‘need’ it so they can spend their money on wants rather than needs. Responsible people don’t need it.

      If you want a single payer system you’ll be happy with the un-ACA, because it’s the left’s “intermediate step,” designed to bring in a single payer system.

  • Lanna

    People are NOT signing up and are finding alternatives….The Justice Roberts re- wrote the AFA and made it a tax. Congress is the only one who can write laws and pass legislation, the whole darn thing was illegal!

  • Adam Auach

    My problem is the trick name “obamacare” shows Obama’s godlike arrogance. All and I mean all of the legwork was done by Emannualle, the concept itself of changing the incentiv structure was done by Rahm’s brother and widely reported to have been Rahm’s brother’s idea. All of the arm twisting to get it passed was done by Rahm and on and on, it should if Obama had a soul. he doesn’t be called Emannuellecare.

    • navyvet50

      The trick name Obamacare was coined by Republicans who want the program to fail because they hate Americans getting health care.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        navyvet50 Adam Auach • 11 hours ago: “The trick name Obamacare was coined by Republicans who want the program to fail because they hate Americans getting health care.”

        Yeah, that’s right. Humans are leftists and all other are spawn of Satan. It’s about class warfare and if those “wage slaves” get “health care” they’ll be able to accumulate capital and compete with us. End of slavery! We can not tolerate that possibility.

        It’s essential in free market economics that the “class structure” remain rigid by freezing “wage slaves” out of healthcare coverage. No “capitalist” wants healthy employees. That could be disastrous for sons of Satan.

        • Adam Auach

          Who cares which lie you have about who coined the neame . Obama accepted it used it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Adam Auach objectivefactsmatter • 4 hours ago
        Who cares which lie you have about who coined the neame . Obama accepted it used it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “…Republicans who want the program to fail because they hate Americans getting health care.”

        Why?