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52 percent of Americans say that the Affordable Care Act is a “disaster waiting to happen:” 85 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats agree.

45 percent overall say the health care law is “complex but will eventually work”; 11 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Democrats agree.

41 percent overall say their family will be “about the same” under the new health care law; 27 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of Democrats agree.

40 percent overall say their family will be “worse off”; 65 percent of Republicans and 13 percent of Democrats agree.

37 percent overall say the legislation “will not help any one in the country; 59 percent of Republicans and 16 percent of Democrats agree.

17 percent overall say their family will be better off; 4 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 803 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 27 to 29.

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