The Administration of President Barack Obama recently bragged that it had surpassed its goal of enrolling 7 million Americans in Obamacare by signing up 8.1 million people. But a poll released Monday illustrates that, despite the White House’s spin, the healthcare overhaul is increasingly unpopular.
The numbers, out from Pew and USA Today, indicate that a record 55 percent of Americans disprove of the healthcare overhaul, up from 53 percent who disproved of the law before its September launch. Forty-three percent approve of the law.
While a majority of Democrats continue to express support for Obamacare, 24 percent disprove. Among independent voters, 57 percent would like to see Obamacare scrapped.
From the poll:
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.
Republicans and Republican leaners who agree with the Tea Party have a particularly negative assessment of the law. Almost all Tea Party Republicans (97%) disapprove of the law and about nine-in-ten (91%) disapprove very strongly. Among non-Tea Party Republicans, 83% disapprove and 67% disapprove very strongly.
The growing disapproval of Obamacare is already on the minds of vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2014, some of whom have sprinkled their campaigns with anti-Obamacare rhetoric.