New poll reveals low approval numbers for the Affordable Care Act on the first day of open enrollment. The Washington Post,
The Gallup survey shows that only 37 percent of Americans approve of the law, while 56 percent say they disapprove. The law’s record-low numbers come as the Obama administration begins a push to enroll new customers on the Obamacare exchanges one year after the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov.
Support for the law is — unsurprisingly — split along party lines. While 74 percent of Democrats say they stand behind the law, only 8 percent of Republicans approve. Notably, only 33 percent of independent voters approve of the ACA. Approval of the law peaked in December of 2012, according to Gallup, when 48 percent of Americans supported the law versus 45 percent who did not approve. By summer 2013, however, the approval had fallen to 44 percent versus 52 percent who disapprove.