CNN Poll: Most Americans think they'll pay more under Obamacare
A new poll by CNN shows support for Obamacare at an all time low, while most Americans think their health insurance premiums will be more expensive under the law.
Support for the country's new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.
Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.
Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.
"Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "That's bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success."
According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it's not liberal enough, down four points from last month.
Sixty-three percent say they believe the new law will increase the amount of money they personally pay for medical care, which may not be a good sign for a law known as the "Affordable Care Act."
The survey also indicates that 42% say they will be personally worse off under Obamacare, with 16% saying the law will help them, and four in 10 saying it will have no effect on them.
Just over six in 10 say they believe they will be able to receive care from the same doctors that they now use, with 35% saying they will not be able to see the same doctors.
The bad news for Obama just keeps getting worse. The significant increase in opposition among women should be setting off alarms all over the White House. Women have a strong influence on purchases of this sort so when 6 in 10 oppose Obamacare, it doesn't bode well for the law's future.
Almost 3 times more respondents believe they will be worse off under Obamacare than better off. Winners and losers? Keep selling it that way guys.
The cross tabs of the poll show some startling conclusions. "Young invincibles" - those 18-34 - show opposition to Obamacare at 59%. This is topped by those 35-49 who oppose the law by 69%. Ninety-five percent of Republicans oppose the law as well as 65% of independents.
There is no good news in this poll for Obama. Americans, if they're not rejecting the law, are certainly mad about its effect on their lives.
I predict the next huge blow up will come when the IRS duns those who didn't sign up for insurance after the first of the year. They will take the penalty/fine/tax/fee directly out of our tax refund checks and if it's not enough, they'll send us a bill for the remainder. With 30% of the country unaware of the mandate and its penalty, expect utter chaos and real anger to explode in the next 60 days when most of the refund checks are mailed.