Gallup: New High in Public Disapproval of ObamaCare
Fifty-six percent of Americans disapprove of ObamaCare, the highest number disapproving of the controversial health care law since Gallup began asking the question.
Approval of ObamaCare peaked just before the 2012 presidential election, but has cratered since then.
The culprit is reality.
The beginning of ObamaCare’s nosedive in popularity “occurred in early November 2013”, according to Gallup’s analysis, “shortly after millions of Americans received notices that their current policies were being canceled, which was at odds with President Barack Obama’s pledge that those who liked their plans could keep them. The president later said, by way of clarification, that Americans could keep their plans if those plans didn’t change after [ObamaCare] was passed.”
In other words, the law has continued to grow less popular with each new revelation that it was sold on a pack of lies.
Though completely repealing the entire law seems unlikely because the new Republican Senate majority is less than the number needed to overcome a certain Obama veto, the increasing levels of voter disapproval could convince some Senate Democrats to join Republicans in dismantling large parts.
Unless, that is, they want to risk involuntary retirement when their next election arrives.