A new Gallup poll shows that the Affordable Care Act is becoming increasingly unpopular only a few months before the law takes full effect. The survey found that 52 percent of respondents disapprove of the law, while 44 percent support it. A similar poll by Gallup last year found that 45% of respondents disapproved of the law and 48 percent approved.
The poll found a stark divide along political lines, with 90 percent of self-identified Republicans opposing the law and 75 percent of Democrats supporting it. Results also found:
- 42% of residents thought the law would worsen their family's health care situation;
- 33% thought it would have little impact; and
- 22% thought it would improve their situation.
Similarly, the poll found that in regard to the overall health care system:
- 47% of residents thought the law would have a negative effect on the system;
- 34% thought it would improve the system; and
- 16% though it would not have an impact.
Further, 54 percent of those with insurance opposed the ACA while 54 percent of uninsured residents supported the law.