- The Washington Times - Friday, March 21, 2014

Opposition to Obamacare remains near an all-time high but a majority of its opponents want to see politicians try to make the law work, a new survey shows.

Fifty-three percent of the public disapproves of the law and 41 percent approve of it, according to a new survey from Pew. The numbers are similar to a poll on the law from September.

However, a majority of opponents — and 30 percent of the public overall — think elected officials should try to make the law work as well as possible, versus 19 percent who think elected officials should make it fail.

Seventy-two percent of Democrats approve of the law, compared with 37 percent of independents and eight percent of Republicans.

Most Democrats and independents who disapprove of the law want to see politicians make it work. Republican opponents are more divided; 43 percent want to see politicians try to make it fail and 40 percent want to see them try to make it work as well as possible.

The national survey of 3,335 adults was conducted Feb. 27-March 16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.