Unfavorable Views of Obamacare Grow Amongst the Uninsured

In mid-December I
wrote about Obamacare’s dismal poll numbers amongst the
. At that point, there was still some possibility that
the poor showing amongst those without insurance was just a lagging
indicator of frustrating with the federal exchange website, which
was essentially non-functional during October and November.

Now it’s the end of January. The biggest problems with the
federal exchange have been bandaged for almost two months. And yet
latest monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation

that opposition to the law amongst the uninsured has
actually increased since December. The survey reports that 47
percent of say they have an unfavorable view of the law, up from 43
percent in December. Just 24 percent say they favor the health law,
down from 36 percent in November and December.

Here’s the chart:

This is the group of people the law was, in theory, supposed to
benefit most. And yet even as the most prominent benefits start to
kick in, their support is dropping. It’s possible, of course, that
this could turn around at any time. But it’s not a very good sign
for the future popularity of the law.  

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