Support for President Obama’s health care reform law has reached an all time low, in part because of Democrats’ diminished faith that the law will improve their lives, a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds.
Only 34 percent of Americans now support Obamacare, a 16-point drop from an all-time high of 50 percent in July 2010. A small majority of Americans, 51 percent, now say they oppose the law.
According to the survey, just 27 percent of Democrats say they will be better off under the law and 55 percent believe it will not impact them. Just last month those numbers were 43 percent and 38 percent, respectively.
Conn Carroll speculates in The Washington Examiner that Democrats are helping drive the numbers downward because the Kaiser poll’s survey date coincided with the Obama Administration’s abandonment of one of the law’s key provisions.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unceremoniously dumped the CLASS Act earlier this month, saying she did not “see a viable path forward” for Obamacare’s long-term care insurance program.
The poll was conducted October 13–18, and its margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.