Even many of the people who say they approve of the Affordable Care Act think it’s ugly.
Analysts at Washington-based Gallup Inc. have published data supporting that conclusion in an analysis of results from a recent survey of 1,019 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. Gallup conducted the survey from Nov. 9 through Nov. 13, right after the Nov. 8 general election.
About 42 percent of the survey participants said they approved of the ACA, and 53 percent said they disapproved of the health law.
But Gallup analysts found that many of the ACA supporters actually dislike the current version of the law, and that many of the ACA critics want the country to keep some version of the law in place.
Only one-third of the ACA supporters told Gallup they want to keep the current version of the ACA as is. Two-thirds of the ACA supporters said they want the ACA changed significantly.
Meanwhile, on the other side, 28 percent of the ACA critics said they would like to see the law changed significantly, rather than repealed.
Only 14 percent of all of the survey participants said they like the ACA as is.
Twenty-nine percent said they want to see the law kept but changed significantly.
Thirty-seven percent said they want to see the law repealed and replaced.
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