Polls Reveal that Majority of Americans Still Oppose Obamacare

By Julie S | May 27, 2013 07:49 PM EDT

It has been three years since the new health care system has become a law, and yet a majority of Americans are still not in favor.

CNN and ORC international poll reported last Monday that more than a quarter of Americans who oppose the new health care system say they do so because it doesn’t go the distance.

The poll also reveals that 43 percent of Americans now express their support for the new health care law, however, that figure has not changed since it was first passed by Congress in 2010, which was then mostly controlled by Democrats and sealed into a law by President Obama’s signature. Still, 54 percent of Americans say they don’t agree with the law, the same figure didn’t change significantly since 2010.

The poll also reveals that 16 percent of those who are opposed to the law do so because they find the measures being illiberal, ironically another 35 percent says they are against the law because they find it to be too liberal. Furthermore, only 16 percent of Republicans say that they agree with the new health care system. A staggering 75 percent of Democrats are in favor of Obamacare.

Keating Holland, CNN’s Polling Director mentioned that it is no longer surprising since most of Obama’s followers support the new health care measures. Moreover, young Americans are more in favor of Obamacare but only 31 percent of senior citizens do so. One in every 10 non-whites is in favor of the law, but only a third of whites support the law. Obamacare is also popular in the urban area

The survey was conducted on May 17-19, immediately after the GOP-controlled House cast their votes to revoke the law, a move which the House of Republicans have done three times in three years time. ORC International rolled out the survey, having 923 random adults nationwide questioned over the phone. A margin of plus or minus three percent is the survey’s overall sampling error.

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