What the polls never seem to tell is that a big chunk of the people who don't support the ACA don't support it because it is too conservative.
They would rather see a single payer system...medicare for all.
Polls that break the questions down have always demonstrated this fact.
Polls that simply ask a black and white question give false indications making it seem as though two thirds of Americans don't like the ACA because it is too liberal. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The law is a centrist compromise and sits right in the center of American opinion.
More Polls Show GOP Misreads Public on Obamacare - US NewsThe poll finds that 46 percent support the law, versus 54 percent who oppose it or are unsure of their feelings about it. But that second bloc breaks down into 33 percent who oppose and want repeal, versus 20 percent who oppose the law and want to let the law go ahead. That means a total of 66 percent either support the law or oppose it but want it to go forward.
steve-benen72190982-6669-E3EC-0C5B-99D66A64E0DA.jpgA new CNN poll on the Affordable Care Act is generating quite a bit of attention, but if you only look at the headlines, you’re missing the real story.
The top-line results aren’t especially surprising: 54% of the country opposes the health care law, according to the new figures, while 43% support it. But the CNN poll, to its credit, takes the next step and asked folks opposed to the law why they don’t like it. And that’s the point at which the poll gets interesting.
I put together this chart to help drive the point home – 43% support “Obamacare,” which isn’t that bad, all things considered. But while a majority of the country opposes the law, there’s a major disagreement among them – 35% of opponents believe it’s too liberal and prefer a more conservative law, but 16% of opponents believe the Affordable Care Act is too conservative and wish it had gone further.
A quick glance at the top lines, in other words, gives the wrong impression. Indeed, it’s rather misleading to lump together those 16% of Americans who want a more liberal health care reform law with the law’s conservative critics.
The nature of Obamacare 'opposition' | MSNBC
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