A record high number of registered voters (59%) oppose ObamaCare and a record low number (36%) favor it. Interestingly, the increase in opposition comes from Democrats and independents. 30% of Democrats, up from 22%, oppose the law. Among independents, 64% (up from 53%) oppose it.
Some apparent reasons for opposition to the law include the fact that majorities think the new law will increase their taxes (63 percent), increase their insurance costs (62 percent) and increase the federal deficit (56 percent).
Meanwhile, just one voter in five thinks Obamacare will increase the quality of their health care (19 percent). More than twice as many expect the quality of their care to get worse (39 percent) and another 37 percent think it will stay the same.
- By 42%-27% voters think that Obama’s policies have hurt, not helped, the economy
- A whopping 74% feel as if the country is still in a recession
- By 55%-30% they think cutting taxes and reducing regulations would help the economy
- 55% vs 37% think that long-term unemployment benefits discourage people from trying to find work
- A majority (52%) think the government should provide unemployment benefits for at most one year