Poll: Obamacare May Be Losing Some of Its Sting

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 11:45 AM

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Americans are still sharply divided on President Barack Obama’s healthcare law but the issue seems to be losing some of its sting as more are saying it won’t matter in the fall congressional elections, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found.

In the current poll, 37 percent of registered voters said it wouldn’t make much of a difference whether a congressional candidate supports or opposes Obamacare.

In 2010, that number was 21 percent. Some 30 percent of registered voters say a candidate’s support of Obamacare would make them more likely to support the candidate while 31 percent say it would make them more likely to oppose a candidate.

The poll also found that Obamacare is not viewed as negatively since the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality with 47 percent supporting the law and 47 percent opposing it. In April, polls showed just 39 percent supported Obamacare and 53 percent opposed it.

“The results provide an early indication that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the constitutionality of the health law has probably done little to ease the close divide among voters about healthcare reform,” the Post wrote.

“But the growing indifference among voters on the issue also suggests that it will be much less of a factor in this year’s congressional elections — a potentially positive signal for congressional Democrats eager to avoid defending the law during another election cycle," according to the Post.

The poll surveyed 1,003 adults July 5-8.


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