The latest Kaiser Health Tracking poll shows that roughly 48% have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, compared with 38% favorable.
Despite Obamacare’s enrollment success, the unfavorable ratings are virtually unchanged from recent months. National Journal‘s Clara Ritger offers some explanations.
“It’ll take time for sentiments to change as consumers use their new coverage, but for Obamacare to see positive ratings … people will also have to like that coverage.”
“Misinformation may also be the culprit behind the health law’s low approval ratings. Some 57 percent of respondents said the Obama administration fell short of its enrollment goal, despite reports that health coverage sign-ups surpassed 8 million,” surpassing initial estimates.
Still, a majority want lawmakers to improve the ACA rather than repeal the law.