More Americans hold an unfavorable view of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and Democrats are among the opponents of the law, according to a new poll.
Less than a year before the PPACA takes full effect, Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest tracking survey finds that opponents of the law outnumber supporters (42 percent to 36 percent). Kaiser says the 7 percentage point drop in favorability is “driven primarily by a postelection fade in support among Democrats.”
Democratic support has taken a big dip, dropping 15 points since November. The share of Democrats backing the law dropped from 72 percent in November to 57 percent.
“Democrats’ support for the law, like the public’s overall, wobbles up and down within a relatively narrow band month by month, and it’s difficult to say whether this downward drop will last,” Kaiser researchers note in their report.