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Website glitches do not affect Americans' perception of Obamacare: poll

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While the majority of Americans say Obamacare will make the health care situation in the country worse, that assessment is not based on glitches on the website, a new poll released Wednesday said.

The Gallup poll found that how people view the health care law has not changed much since June, proving the website is not the cause of people’s concern. The Obamacare website, which has faced criticism for crashing and security flaws, went live Oct. 1.


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Between Oct. 26 and 28, 44 percent of those polled believed Obamacare would make the health care situation in the U.S. worse. That’s unchanged from the percentage who responded that way in August, and down just slightly from 47 percent in June, before the flawed website was launched.

The poll results for October are based on telephone interviews with more than 1,500 adults across the country.

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