This is always the kicker for me every month I get the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll in my email. For the rest of the month I keep an ear out for pundits, reporters, etc to always refer to the sentiments in this graph:
A slight majority (this has always been the case since December of 2010) find the ACA “unfavorable.” This is often translated as a blanket statement, such as “A majority of the American people don’t want the law.” What’s almost never referred to, that I’ve noticed at least, is that a segment of that “unfavorable” want(ed) an expansion of the health care reform law:
It is a slight majority that wants to keep or expand the ACA, but those supporting repeal have never represented a majority.
So how does that break down along partisan lines?
I question who the 20 percent of Republicans are that want to keep or expand the law and where are they? Anyway, for repeal proponents this has to be a tough picture: a majority of Democrats and Independents do not favor repeal.
Of course that being said there is still a significant partisan divide over the law:
Another, final, facet of opinion towards the law is that when it’s all said and done more people think the country will be better off with it than without: