Poll: Just 23 Percent Think Obamacare is a Success

Posted: Apr 08, 2014 12:00 PM

Just one week after President Obama bragged about a mere 7.1 million Obamacare "enrollees" from the Rose Garden (after asking for a prime time television slot and being denied by all networks), a new poll from Rasmussen shows just 23 percent of Americans believe Obamacare is working.

Few voters consider the new national health care law a success, and most think repeal of the law is likely if Republicans take over Congress in November.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of Likely U.S. Voters view Obamacare as a success so far. Twice as many (46%) describe the health care law as a failure. For 29%, it’s somewhere in between the two.

The House of Representatives has voted more than 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act and voters believe that if Republicans take the Senate in November, repeal of the legislation is likely. Further, repeal is supported by 44 percent of voters.

Given the problems with the new law, a plurality (44%) of voters still believes Congress and the president should repeal it and start over again. Nearly as many (39%) think they should go through the law piece by piece to improve it. Just 15% say they should leave the law as it is.

Support for leaving the law as is hasn’t changed since late last year. But 50% at that time favored repeal and starting over again, while 31% said Congress and the president should go through the law piece by piece to improve it.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will be repealed if Republicans win control of Congress in the November elections.