The Washington Times - July 23, 2013, 12:52PM

A new Washington Post-ABC poll released Tuesday finds that support for Obamacare has cratered among moderate and conservative Democrats, less than half of whom now support the law.

That compares to 78 percent of liberal Democrats who support it — actually an increase since last year. But also last year, 57 percent of moderate and conservative Democrats supported the law.


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Overall, 42 percent support the law and 49 percent oppose it, according to the poll.

The numbers come as the White House makes an aggressive push both to implement the law and sell its benefits to the public. A plurality of voters — 49 percent to 44 percent — approve of the way President Obama is handling his overall job, according to the poll.

A narrow majority also approves of the federal government’s delaying for one year the requirement that companies with 50 or more employees provide health insurance for them or pay a fine.

But 48 percent say the delay means the law is so flawed it should be dropped and 46 percent say it’s just something that happens when changes are made to a complex system.