I am not supportive of the ACA, but I am not delusioned to think that it is the SOLE reason behind this when the trend was already moving that way due to a bad economy. Did ACA make it worse? Maybe. Is ACA the cause of it all? No.
Doing such was the trend.
That, and the way it is now, are not the same situations at all.
ACA, unless defunded/repealed, is reality. There is not much choice involved here. Either do or don't.
ACA is the reason that employers will not be offering it. ACA is that sole reason. That is not delusional, but reality.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
We don't decide on Dinosaurs and Humans and existance by votes from the pubic. We do with politicians.
Let's not bee foolish enough to think that population sentiment, REGARDLESS whether you think that sentiment is an accurate or correct one to have, doesn't have an impact on politics.
That said, we're still months out from the next election of any relevance, and even during this highly charged time of talking about the program it's only showing a mild percentage of independents (and Dems, but that's a lesser concern politically) actually casting blame in that direction. How much impact it will have is really up for question.
I don't think it's a huge deal and wouldn't start an OP about it...but I do think you're a bit off base comparing what is essentially a variation of an approval rating on an issue to creationism.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.