A new CNN poll finds that support for the president’s signature piece of legislation Obamacare has dropped substantially, a sentiment that may play well for conservative lawmakers who hope to defund the law through the budget.
“In January 51 percent said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39 percent,” the poll finds.
“Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000,” writes CNN.
“Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes,” says CNN’s polling director Keating Holland. “That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system.”
CNN suggests that many of the recent conservative campaigns to discredit the law may be working.
“The poll‘s release comes after a major push the past six weeks by conservative groups to try and defund the health care law…The new poll suggests the negative advertising may be taking a toll,” CNN notes.
Conservative lawmakers are hoping to use this leverage with the public to defund the law, the deadline for which is fastly approaching.
The resolution to fund the government expires September 30. The Affordable Care Act marketplace sign-up launches October 1.
“A shutdown of the government would kick in if Congress doesn’t hammer out a new spending plan by the beginning of next month, which is the start of the new federal budget year,” writes CNN.
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