Thursday, November 11, 2010

Support for ObamaCare At New Low

This based on a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Support for ObamaCare can be measured in two ways. First, we can ask whether Americans
Do you think you and your family will be better off or worse off under the new health reform law, or don’t you think it will make much difference?
The number of people saying “worse off” is close to the all time high, and is currently at 31%.

The number of people saying “better off” is at an all time low, at 25%.

The chart is below (you can click on the image to see it full size).


Public disapproval of an extension of the welfare state is rare. Usually, the public just sees they are getting goodies, and isn’t inclined to ask questions about who pays, and when the bill comes due.

But now it’s different. The public is aware that there is a lot they may lose.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous scott said...

I'm willing to bet most people don't know what the major provisions of the health care reform law even is.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Matt Wion said...

There are, of course, many of us who think that the law does not go nearly far enough. Some of us think it keeps private health care companies in charge and that is why we dislike it. Does the poll distinguish between those of us who think this way, and people who fear "big government" or "socialism" or whatever they call it?

Also, Scott is very likely right ... there is extremely widespread ignorance of what is actually in the law, so it matters very little that they oppose something they don't even understand.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous thekahoona said...

One can oppose the law strictly on philosophical terms without knowing the specific provisions of the law.

The simple question for most of us is: "Is further regulating this sector of the economy (and in this case, on a massive scale) the proper role of the Federal Government?"

For simplistic cretins like me, the answer is "no."

12:37 PM  

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