By Peter Suderman – One of the most interesting public opinion phenomenons of the last several months has been the rapid shift against the president’s health care law amongst the people it was supposed to help the most—the uninsured. Unfavorable views of Obamacare continued to rise amongst those who lack insurance this month, according to the latest health tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Shortly after the law passed in 2010, a 57 percent majority of the uninsured said they approved of Obamacare. And views of the law were divided fairly evenly as late as last fall. But since the rollout of the exchanges began last October views have become far less favorable amongst those without coverage. The Kaiser poll now finds that amongst the non-elderly uninsured, 54 percent say they do not approve of the health law while only 22 percent say they favor it, a split of 34 points.
Kaiser Family Foundation