A broad cross-section of Americans expect Obamacare to have a negative impact on their lives, according to a just-released Gallup Poll.
Only 22% of those surveyed believe that the health-care law will make their family’s health situation “better” in the long run. By contrast, 42% believe that it will make their family’s health-care situation “worse.” Meanwhile, 33% believe that it will “not make much difference.” 3% expressed “no opinion.”
72% of Republicans, 43% of Independents and 16% of Democrats believe Obamacare will make their family health situation “worse.”
Americans are more divided on their opinion about the health care law’s impact on the nation as a whole. Only 34% believe that Obamacare will be “better” for health care in the US, while 47% believe it will be “worse.”
There were divisions also among insured respondents and uninsured respondents. 50% of participants identifying as insured believe Obamacare will make health care “worse,” compared to just 36% of participants who think the same.
The majority of adults don’t approve of the new law. 52% of adults expressed disapproval with Obamacare.
76% of Democrats approve of Obamacare.