- The Washington Times
Friday, March 28, 2014

A new poll shows that just 26 percent of Americans support Obamacare, but at the same time only 13 percent think the law will be completely repealed.

The Associated Press-Gfk survey was completed before the White House announced this week that it had signed up 6 million people for private health plans through the state and federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

The poll showed that 7 in 10 American believe the law will stay on the books with some changes.

The AP noted that support for the law has dropped 13 points since 2010, when 39 percent favored the law. Opposition also has dipped 7 percentage points from 2010, when it stood at 43 percent. The number of people on the fence, the AP reported, has tripled from 10 percent to 30 percent.

The limited support for the law is similar to what the poll found in January and December when it stood at 27 percent.

Republicans hope that the public opposition to the law will help them defend their House majority and pick up the six net seats they need to flip control of the Senate in the November midterm elections.

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The poll was conducted between March 20-24, and it involved online interviews with 1,012 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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