As the Obama administration kicks its public relations effort for the implementation of Mr. Obama’s health care law into high gear, new numbers from Gallup show that 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the law, compared to 44 percent who approve of it.
The numbers from Gallup have shifted from last fall, when 48 percent approved of the law and 45 percent disapproved.
“As the full implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act nears, Americans remain wary of the law and of what kind of impact it will have on their family’s healthcare situation and the nation’s overall healthcare situation,” Gallup’s Elizabeth Mendes wrote. “Those without health insurance — a group that most benefits from the new law — are slightly more likely to see it as having a positive effect, but even they are not ardent supporters.”
Forty-two percent of Americans believe the law will make their family’s health care situation worse, compared to 22 percent who say it will make it better and 33 percent who say it will not make much difference. Forty-seven percent say it will make the health care situation in the U.S. worse, compared to 34 percent who say it will make it better and 16 percent percent who say it won’t make much difference.
The numbers are based on a poll taken June 20-24 of a random sample of 2,048 adults. The survey has a margin of error of 3 percent points.