More Democrats Take Unfavorable View of Obamacare

Report: A quarter of Democrats view the law unfavorably, up from 19 percent one month ago

May 3, 2016

The proportion of Democrats who have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare is increasing, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Nineteen percent of Democrats viewed the law unfavorably a month ago, a figure that has increased to 25 percent this month, according to the latest poll.

"Of the Democrats who did not express a favorable opinion of the ACA, 40 percent want to expand what the law does, 20 percent do not know what they would like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care or mention of something else, 19 percent want to repeal the entire law, 13 percent want to move forward with implanting the law as it is, and 9 percent want to scale back what the law does," the report states.

When asked what Congress should do when it comes to Obamacare, 32 percent said they would like the entire law repealed, 30 percent said they would like to expand what the law does, 11 percent said they want to scale Obamacare back, and 14 percent said they want to move forward implementing it as is.

Overall, 49 percent say they have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, while 38 percent of Americans view Obamacare favorably.

"Nearly half of Republican voters (45 percent) mention the [Affordable Care Act] as the health care issue they want to hear candidates discuss, including 28 percent explicitly mention repealing or opposing it," states the report. "Slightly more Democratic voters mention expanding coverage for the uninsured (39 percent) and health care costs (37 percent) than the [Affordable Care Act] (30 percent), and equal shares of independent voters mention the [Affordable Care Act] and health care costs (37 percent each)."

The Department of Health and Human Services did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

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